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Minnesota School Boards Association

January-February 2014 

Vision,

Volume 66, No. 4

Mindset,

Grit!

93rd Annual Leadership Conference January 16–17, 2014 Minneapolis Convention Center • Phase I, January 14, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis • Phase II, January 15, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis • Charter School Board Member Training, January 15, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis • Evening Early Birds, January 15, Minneapolis Convention Center

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Calendar January 2014

1 . . . . . . . New Year’s Day (no meetings) 6 . . . . . . . Terms Begin for Newly Elected Members 14 . . . . . MSBA New Board Member Orientation Phase I, Minneapolis 15 . . . . . MSBA Board of Directors’ Meeting 15 . . . . . MSBA Phase II Orientation, Minneapolis 15 . . . . . MSBA Charter School Board Training 15 . . . . . Early Bird Workshops 16–17 . . MSBA Leadership Conference 20 . . . . . Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Observed (no meetings)

February 2014 4 . . . . . . . Precinct Caucus Day (no meetings or activities after 6 p.m.) 6 . . . . . . . MSBA Insurance Trust Meeting 6–7 . . . . MASBO Winter Conference 12 . . . . . Officers’ Workshop, Bemidji 13 . . . . . Officers’ Workshop, Minneapolis 17 . . . . . Presidents’ Day (no meetings) 17–21 . . School Board Recognition Week 19 . . . . . Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus Meeting 20 . . . . . Officers’ Workshop, Mankato 22 . . . . . Officers’ Workshop, St. Cloud 24 . . . . . MSBA Board of Directors’ Meeting 26–27 . . Big 4 Joint Legislative Meeting

March 2014 1 . . . . . . . Charter School Board Training, St. Peter 9 . . . . . . . Daylight Saving Time Begins 11 . . . . . Township Election Day (no meetings or activities 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

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Officers President: Walter Hautala, Mesabi East Past President: Kent Thiesse, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial NSBA Representative: Jackie Magnuson, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan District Directors District 1: Kathy Green, Austin District 2: Jodi Sapp, Mankato Area District 3: Linden Olson, Worthington District 4: Betsy Anderson, Hopkins District 5: Missy Lee, Columbia Heights District 6: Kevin Donovan, Mahtomedi District 7: Roz Peterson, Lakeville Area District 8: Elona Street-Stewart, St. Paul District 9: Karen Kirschner, Mora District 10: Michael Domin, Crosby-Ironton District 11: Tim Riordan, Virginia District 12: Ann Long Voelkner, Bemidji Area District 13: Deborah Pauly, Jordan Staff Kirk Schneidawind: Executive Director Kelly Martell: Executive Assistant John Sylvester: Deputy Executive Director Tiffany Rodning: Deputy Executive Director Greg Abbott: Director of Communications Denise Dittrich: Associate Director of Governmental Relations Denise Drill: Director of Financial/MSBAIT Services Amy Fullenkamp-Taylor: Associate Director of Management Services Sandy Gundlach: Director of School Board Services Barb Hoffman: Administrative Assistant to Governmental Relations/Finance Sue Honetschlager: Administrative Assistant to Management, Legal and Policy Services/MSBAIT Donn Jenson: Director of Technology Bill Kautt: Associate Director of Management Services Grace Keliher: Director of Governmental Relations Katie Klanderud: Director of Board Development Gary Lee: Associate Director of Management Services Bruce Lombard: Associate Director of Communications Bob Lowe: Director of Management Services Cathy Miller: Director of Legal and Policy Services Sue Munsterman: Administrative Assistant to Board Development/Communications Sandi Ostermann: Administrative Assistant to Association Services Tim Roberts: Production Room Manager The MSBA Journal (USPS 352-220) is published bimonthly by the Minnesota School Boards Association, 1900 West Jefferson Avenue, St. Peter, Minnesota 56082. Telephone 507-934-2450. Call MSBA office for subscription rates. (Opinions expressed in the Journal are those of the writers and do not necessarily represent MSBA policy.)

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Straight Talk

This is the best time to learn from experts

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and from other board members

Welcome to MSBA’s 93rd Leadership Conference. We are the only state association to offer an annual conference without a registration fee—a huge benefit for being a member. It’s always a good time to learn from nearly 100 workshops and presentations, get motivated by our keynote speakers or simply learn from other board members at the conference.

Kirk Schneidawind MSBA Executive Director

Well-informed boards are highly successful boards. So we will continue to improve what we offer to support, promote and enhance the work of public school boards and public education.

A history of getting the most value from your membership The Leadership Conference is just part of the value board members receive from being a part of our Association. During this year, we have come to your neighborhoods to offer seminars on the new board-approved levy legislation. We have also offered important seminars about the Affordable Care Act and the new Teacher Evaluation process. We also keep our members informed about K–12 news with our News Clipping Service. MSBA was established first as a training entity, and we want to make sure our board members get as much training and information as possible on new legislation that could affect school districts. Members are also part of setting our legislative agenda through our Delegate Assembly process. An example of a board member taking MSBA training seriously A few years ago, Bloomington School Board Member Arlene Bush broke our record books by recording more than 1,000 points in MSBA training. We created the Distinguished School Board Member award for her that year. Now that Arlene has left the Bloomington School Board, MSBA plans to honor her achievement as the first person to receive 1,000 points by renaming the award as the Arlene Bush Distinguished School Board Member award. It will be presented to any board member who reaches the elusive, but attainable, 1,000-point level. It’s our way of honoring Arlene, who set the bar very high as the example of what board members should be: lifelong learners.

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Changing our Association to fit emerging technology needs Part of MSBA’s effort this year is to respond to the ever-changing needs of our members. That’s why our staff has been working to provide you with an updated website that streamlines information and provides school board members and superintendents with easy-to-access resources. Look for me and staff member Bruce Lombard at Thursday’s round tables to talk about getting the most out of our new website. You can also subscribe to MSBA’s Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/mnmsba), our Facebook page (https://www.facebook. com/mnmsba), or our Governmental Relations blog at http://mnmsba. wordpress.com. As part of our technology plan in the coming year, look for MSBA to offer a mobile site that members can access with a smart phone or tablet. Learning AFTER the Conference There are so many opportunities to learn at the Leadership Conference that a board probably can’t make it to every workshop. So we have requested that our presenters send us their PowerPoints and handouts to post on our website so the information is available to members after the conference. In our program is a QR Code. Just scan the code with a smart phone, and you’ll get a list of all the materials our presenters have sent to us. Don’t see a presentation you want? Ask your presenter to send it in, and we’ll post it for you. And, as always, MSBA will continue to offer valuable learning opportunities for you—whether it is the mandatory Phase II session on finances and Open Meeting Law, our Officers’ Training sessions in February, our Summer Seminar in August or a multitude of sessions throughout the year. Well-informed boards are highly successful boards. So we will continue to improve what we offer to support, promote and enhance the work of public school boards and public education. Enjoy the Conference!

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Scott Burrows had always wanted to play sports. At age 8, he took karate and trained to be a kickboxer. He loved football, playing at Florida State University. At age 19, he was a topranked kickboxing champion—his last fight broadcast on ESPN. Then, as a passenger in a single-car accident, his entire life was turned upside down.

Greg Abbott

The accident left him a quadrapalegic, facing years of physical therapy, with his dream of kickboxing fading. “I still wanted to be a kickboxer. I still thought if I could work at it, I could get back in the ring,” Burrows said. “But over time, you realize it’s not reality, so you have to adapt.”

Scott Burrows

Burrows will bring his message of how school boards can set a vision of accomplishing goals, and be willing to adapt to changes with sheer grit. He is the opening keynote speaker for MSBA’s Leadership Conference January 16–17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. “I had to adapt my goals, but I still worked at achieving those goals,” he said. He became involved in wheelchair sports such as rugby (aka “murder ball” as he calls it). He also retaught himself the game of golf after seven years of therapy.

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Rugby gave him a sense of participating on a team again—to compete, to lose, to win, to learn how to be coached. And golf gave him a sense of self in an individual sport—like kickboxing. He also went on to form his own company, Global Golf Group, an international firm specializing in golf course development. After the accident, Scott knew he had a choice—he could wallow in self-pity, or he could continue to dream, dig down deep inside and find a new vision of what he wanted to fight for. “I was very lucky,” he said. “I was close to my family and the support was unbelievable.” One item he’ll share with board members is that to reach a difficult goal, don’t be afraid to ask for help from others. His physical therapist helped him to accomplish much as a quadrapalegic. And just as administrators face tough choices, they need someone there to stretch their thinking, to keep them out of the comfort zone.

“Sometimes you have to embrace change, overcome adversity. It can be very uncomfortable, but you can’t give up,” he said. For students and others who face setbacks or are struggling, he wants them to create a balance and find a support system—a friend, a teacher, someone. Read books about the mind, and understand what you CAN control and what you can’t control. “We’re all here for a reason, but nothing is handed to you,” he said. “There’s enough there for you to make choices and make the best of it. Change your thinking and change the direction. And if you have the grit, you can conquer anything.” Greg Abbott is the Director of Communications for the Minnesota School Boards Association. You can contact him at gabbott@ mnmsba.org.

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Krueger:

Reading is the key Renowned suspense writer to tout impact of literacy at Leadership Conference

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The concept that literacy is important to school children is an obvious no-brainer to school board members, superintendents and other education policymakers. Literacy is the foundation for learning—and for the closing keynote speaker at the 2014 MSBA Leadership Conference, literacy also helped lay the groundwork for his illustrious writing career.

Bruce Lombard Renowned author William Kent Krueger will speak Friday, January 17, during the closing session of the 2014 MSBA Leadership Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Krueger—a St. Paul resident and a former child development researcher at the University of Minnesota—has published 15 novels. His best-selling “Cork O’Connor” mystery series is set in fictional Tamarack County in the Minnesota Northwoods. The saga’s protagonist, Corcoran O’Connor, is the former sheriff of Tamarack County. The latest book in the series, “Tamarack County,” was released in August 2013. Krueger’s work has received a number of awards. He attributes his success as a writer to all those wonderful stories he read as a child. To Krueger, the importance of literacy can be summed up in this quote: “Anybody who believes they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” William Kent Kruger

“Literacy is a window to the world,” Krueger added. “Literacy, for so many kids, is the only way they are ever going to travel to another country or to meet another culture or to have the experience of walking in someone else’s shoes. Literacy is important in that it is one certain way that everyone can have access to the world.” Krueger said, in his experience as a student, the teachers he loved the most were the ones who read to the class. “In elementary school, I honestly can’t remember learning specific things, but I clearly remember the period of time every day when a teacher would sit us down and read to us—or would

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sit us down and have us read,” he said. “That was the time of the day that I looked forward to.” Krueger believes the curriculum of an elementary school should include some time carved out for students to be read to—and for students to read on their own. “That has to be part of the curriculum every day,” he said. “But I’m a storyteller, I’m a writer. If you ask a mathematician that, he might have a different answer.” During his upcoming address at the Leadership Conference, Krueger will talk about the book that first made an impact on his life—a Little Golden Book called “The Happy Family.” “I will talk about why that book was so important to me,” Krueger said. “I will talk about the importance of libraries and librarians in our children’s lives.” While Kreuger values traditional libraries, he doesn’t believe the digitalization of books is necessarily bad for young readers. “We have a generation of children who are growing up quite comfortably with the world coming to them through an electronic device they hold in their hand,” he said. “I think

it is not important how they get stories, so much as it is they get the stories. If that’s the way they feel comfortable having stories come to them, I am just fine with that. I just want to make sure they are reading…that they have that experience.” While Krueger doesn’t begrudge digital readers, he himself is old school when it comes to reading. “I think you can fall in love with a story on your Kindle™ or your Nook™—but you have a love affair with a book,” he said. “Reading a book is a sensual experience. It’s got the beauty of the cover, so that face appeals to you. You have the smell of the book when you first open it, the smell that comes from the pages—and when you turn the pages, they kind of whisper to you.” Krueger makes his living as a full-time author and lives in St. Paul with the “marvelous woman” he’s been married to for 40 years. Krueger is currently working on his 16th novel. For more information, visit Krueger’s official website at www.williamkentkrueger.com. Bruce Lombard is MSBA’s Associate Director of Communications. He can be reached at blombard@mnmsba.org.

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School Leaders and Guests: Welcome to the 2014 Leadership Conference! We’ve chosen the theme “Vision, Mindset, GRIT!” to show that successful boards work together as a team with a common vision to set a path for outstanding schools and students. MSBA’s 93rd Annual Leadership Conference is full of information and inspiration to help school leaders focus on how to improve as a team and to provide the best education your board can offer to students. Whether it is learning through workshops, gathering inspiration from a keynote speaker or finding new ideas simply from connecting with other board members around the state, you will come away with the knowledge and motivation to show that your district has the extraordinary leaders to succeed. Once again, the Minneapolis Convention Center is home to the Leadership Conference. You will find maps in the program insert to help you navigate the space. On Level One, you will find general and exhibitor registration areas, Thursday and Friday general sessions, workshops, and the Exhibit Hall, along with Show & Tell. On Level Two, you will find the Recognition Luncheon and additional workshops. If you’re feeling lost, look for MSBA staff or board members. They’re wearing the gold state of Minnesota badges, and they’re here to help! New this year: The Minnesota Department of Education will be offering a free session before the conference to share what board members need to know about the World’s Best Workforce legislation and its impact on schools. It will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel. Your Association is also proud to offer a 2:30 p.m. Thursday workshop session by Superintendent of the

Year Kate Maguire of Osseo, followed by a 3:45 p.m. Thursday workshop session by Teacher of the Year Megan Hall of St. Paul. MSBA would like to thank Stahl Construction for helping to cover the costs of offering participants free wi-fi access at our conference. Our Network name is MSBA2014, with the password of StahlConstruction. We hope that you follow proper Internet etiquette by turning off your devices when listening to our workshop speakers, or stepping out into the hallway to take calls or texts. Be sure to check out our Exhibit Hall and see more than 200 exhibitors who provide services to Minnesota school districts. MSBA is able to offer our Leadership Conference without a registration fee because these exhibitors help cover the cost of the conference. Our Exhibit Hall is also where our Show & Tell presentations and Friday Round Table sessions are held. MSBA will be holding a raffle for a complimentary hotel room for the 2015 conference. Note the deadline to enter is 9:15 a.m. Friday. The winner will be announced during Friday’s general session, and you must be present to win. Details are on the insert page. Finally, we want to recognize our conference sponsors for helping make this event possible. The 2014 Leadership Conference sponsors include MSBAIT; Ehlers; National Insurance Services; Nexus Solutions; PreferredOne; Sodexo; and Stahl Construction. Representatives from these organizations are wearing teal ribbons—please let them know you appreciate their support. Thanks for being with us. We are proud to work for Minnesota’s public school leaders! Your Conference Planning Team

School Board Recognition Kits SUPERINTENDENTS can pick up the School Board Recognition Week kits early this year at the Leadership Conference. Just stop by the MSBA booth near the registration area. School Board Recognition Week will be February 17–21, 2014. Your kit includes certificates, press releases, a sample opinion column, public service announcements and more. MSBA responded to requests to have the kits early for people attending the Leadership Conference, so get yours today. 10     MSBA Journal/Leadership Conference Program

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Conference at a Glance Unless noted, registration begins 30 minutes before the programs. Tuesday, January 14

Thursday Continued

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Phase I Orientation (Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis)

11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Show and Tell

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Recognition Luncheon

Wednesday, January 15 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Charter School Board Member Training (Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis) 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Phase II Orientation (Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. World’s Best Workforce for School Board Members: MDE Informational Meeting (Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Early Birds (Minneapolis Convention Center): Student Expulsion and Staff Discipline – It Takes Grit! or Building a Board EVERYONE TRUSTS

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals Luncheon 12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Director District Discussions Districts 1-13 Elections will be held in Districts 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10. 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. School Finance Update with Minnesota Department of Education Finance Director Tom Melcher 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Polls open (if needed)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Workshops

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Workshops

Thursday, January 16

4:50 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.

Round Tables (Registration Area)

7:30 a.m.

Registration

Friday, January 17

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall open

7:30 a.m.

Registration

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Board Skills Sessions

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall open

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Board Chair Q & A with MSBA

8:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Round Tables (Exhibit Hall B)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. General Session (Main Auditorium)

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Polls open (if needed)

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Workshops

• The Dover-Eyota High School Concert Band, under the direction of Ryan Anderson

10:15 a.m. – Noon Closing Session – Main Auditorium

• Presentation of the Colors by NJROTC Color Guard, Washington Technology Magnet Secondary School, St. Paul Public Schools, LCDR Byron Toole, USN (retired), Senior Naval Science Instructor

• The Pine City Jazz One band, under the direction of Melanie Brooks

• Scott Burrows: Vision, Mindset, GRIT!

• William Kent Krueger: Giving Kids Literacy – A Window to the World

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Pots & Pans Steel Drum Band, Cannon Falls Area School District, under the direction of Joel Bryan (Registration Area)

• MSBA Business Meeting

Noon

Adjourn

Our thanks to the following conference sponsors: Thanks to Ehlers for sponsoring Scott Burrows’ appearance. Thanks to Sodexo for sponsoring Show and Tell. Thanks to National Insurance Services for sponsoring the Recognition Luncheon. Our thanks to additional conference sponsors: MSBAIT (general conference sponsor and lanyards); Nexus Solutions (general conference sponsor); PreferredOne (audio/visual); and Stahl Construction (wi-fi access). After the session, please visit our Exhibit Hall and thank our vendors. Thanks also to Steve Lamb for serving as the conference back-up speaker. 12    MSBA Journal/Leadership Conference Program

General Information Badges: Conference badges are biodegradable, and color-coded and list the number of your MSBA Director District. For security reasons, please wear your badge throughout the conference. Blue – School board members and students Yellow – Superintendents Red – Exhibitors Green – Guests Purple – Other Administrators Gold State of Minnesota badges identify MSBA staff and MSBA Board of Directors.

Ribbons: Conference ribbons let you find board members

and superintendents from your area and give special recognition to board members, speakers and sponsors. Hot Chartreuse – District 1 (southeast MN) Canary – District 2 (south central MN) Brown – District 3 (southwest MN) Hot Orange – District 4 (west suburban) Goldenrod – District 5 (north central suburban) Turquoise – District 6 (northeast suburban) Dark Pink – District 7 (south suburban) Maroon – District 8 (Minneapolis and St. Paul) Hot Pink – District 9 (central MN) Melon – District 10 (west central MN) Navy – District 11 (northeast MN) Sky Blue – District 12 (northwest MN) Peach – District 13 (southwest suburban) These ribbons also give special recognition to board members, speakers and sponsors: White – Award winners Blue – Presenters Teal – Sponsors (Please thank them for their generous support!) Purple – Past MSBA Board of Directors

Give a Warm Welcome to Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals This year the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals will again be joining us at the Leadership Conference. These members are the district assistants who know the pulse of public schools. They are the go-to people for superintendents and board members, and we’re happy they are part of our conference this year.

The QR Code: If you need a handout from a session you couldn’t attend, or simply want an electronic copy instead of a paper copy, just scan our QR Code on signs near our Ask MSBA booth and at our Resources table. The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a bar code that can store website pages. MSBA is using our code to store handouts from presenters who sent us their presentation documents in advance. If you have a smart phone, download the free QR Reader application. Just scan the code, and you’ll have access to many of the conference handouts electronically.

Exhibits: The exhibit of products and services available

to school districts is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Allow ample time to visit this outstanding display, and remember to thank our exhibitors for being with us!

Message Center: Messages for attendees will be taken at the MSBA information desk in the registration area. Please check the message board frequently, as paging in the Convention Center is limited. The telephone number is 507-420-1878.

Lost and Found: Bring found items to the MSBA

registration desk.

No Smoking: MSBA adheres to a smoke-free policy at all functions.

Distribution of Materials: No printed materials other than official reports of the Association shall be distributed during the conference without the prior approval of the MSBA Executive Director. Director Election Procedures:

The MSBA Board of Directors has established the following Director election procedures for the 2014 Leadership Conference: 1. Nominations for the position of Director shall take place during the Director District Discussions, which will be held on the first day of the conference (Thursday). 2. School board members only are eligible to nominate and/or second, and to vote. 3. In the event there is no more than one candidate for the Director position, the caucus chair shall be authorized to call for a motion to cast a unanimous ballot for that candidate. 4.

If there are two candidates for the Director position, the procedures shall be in accordance with the Association bylaws, Article IV, Section 3. Delegates from that Director District will cast ballots at the designated election area.

5. Newly elected Directors will be introduced during the closing General Session. Newly elected Directors assume their positions at the conclusion of the conference.

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General Information Director District Discussions:

All MSBA Director Districts will meet at 12:50 p.m. Thursday. See page 15 for Director District Discussion locations. Director Districts 1 (southeast MN), 4 (west suburban), 6 (northeast suburban), 7 (south suburban), 8 (Minneapolis and St. Paul), and 10 (west central MN) have elections; members in these districts will nominate persons for the position of MSBA Director. Terms are three years and begin at the conclusion of the conference. If needed, polls will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Friday. Polls are located near the registration desk.

2014 Skills Sessions Thursday 8:15–9:00 a.m.

Board Chair Q & A With MSBA

Room 101A & B Kirk Schneidawind, Executive Director, Minnesota School Boards Association

Concession Areas: Food and beverages are

School board chairs from across the state are invited to meet with Minnesota School Boards Association’s Executive Director, Kirk Schneidawind, in this question-and-answer session. Let Kirk know what MSBA can do to support, promote and enhance the work of public school boards and public education.

Hotel Check-out Times: An extended

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available at the concession stands in the Exhibit Hall. A Dunn Bros. Coffee Shop is located on Level One, offering coffee, pastries, and other items. check-out time of 12:30 p.m. Friday has been secured for all Leadership Conference attendees at our conference hotels.

Room 101C Sandy Gundlach, Director of School Board Services, Minnesota School Boards Association The model Superintendent Contract provides a template for school boards and superintendents to use as the basis for negotiating all superintendent employment contracts. This session will provide an overview of relevant statutes and model contract language.

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2014 “Unsession” – Legislative issues for schools

Room 101D & E Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations; and Denise Dittrich, Associate Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association

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This session will focus on the issues likely to arise during the 2014 legislative session. These issues include: sales tax, mandates, capital facilities, special education, World’s Best Work Force, career and technical standards, publication requirements, pensions, health insurance, Location Equity Revenue, school lunch, and implementation concerns with a bullying bill - plus the latest buzz from the Capitol.

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Room 101J Cathy Miller, Director of Legal and Policy Services, Minnesota School Boards Association This presentation will cover the provision of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law. This presentation will also cover exceptions requiring or allowing school boards to close meetings. School board member use of e-mail and other digital communication and the concerns about serial meetings and public data requests will be emphasized.

Thursday General session Main Auditorium General Session�������������������������������������������������� 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Entertainment�������������������������������������������The Dover-Eyota High School Concert Band, under the direction of Ryan Anderson Please give these students your full attention. Presentation of the Colors���������������������������������� NJROTC Color Guard, Washington Technology Magnet Secondary School, St. Paul Public Schools, under the direction of LCDR Byron Toole, USN (retired), Senior Naval Science Instructor Welcome��������������������������������������������� Walter Hautala, MSBA President

MSBA President Walter Hautala

MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind

Remarks��������������������������Kirk Schneidawind, MSBA Executive Director Keynote���������������������������������������Scott Burrows: Vision, Mindset, GRIT! Thanks to Ehlers for sponsoring Scott Burrows’ appearance. After the session, please visit our Exhibit Hall and thank our vendors. Thank you for turning off your cell phone during the session! Closing Entertainment�������Listen to the Pots & Pans Steel Drum Band, Cannon Falls Area School District, under the direction of Joel Bryan, in the Registration Area.

Director Discussion Schedule Discussions begin at 12:50 p.m. for all Director Districts. There are elections in Districts 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10. Director District Discussions will include any issues members want to discuss. Locations are as follows:

Speaker Scott Burrows

Minnesota Department of Education Program Finance Director Tom Melcher

Entertainment The Dover-Eyota High School Concert Band

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1 – 101DE.................................Kathy Green presiding (election) 2 – 101C......................................................Jodi Sapp presiding 3 – 101AB............................................... Linden Olson presiding 4 – 101J.............................. Betsy Anderson presiding (election) 5 – 101I........................................................ Missy Lee presiding 6 – 101H.............................. Kevin Donovan presiding (election) 7 – 101G................................. Roz Peterson presiding (election) 8 – 101F................................ Walter Hautala presiding (election) 9 – 102C............................................ Karen Kirschner presiding 10 – 102B.................................. Mike Domin presiding (election) 11 – 102A..................................................Tim Riordan presiding 12 – 102D.......................................Ann Long Voelkner presiding 13 – 102E.....................................................Deb Pauly presiding

Finance update with tom melcher Room 200A–J – 1:30 p.m. Tom Melcher, Program Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Education This special session will be available for board members to listen as the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance director gives an update on what lies ahead for school districts. Save your questions for a Q&A session with Tom at his 2:30 p.m. workshop in Room 101A&B.

ROUND TABLES Registration Area – 4:50 p.m.

Entertainment The Pots & Pans Steel Drum Band

Attend two special 20-minute Round Table sessions. Come back for more at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. January/February 2014     15

Recognition Luncheon Thanks to National Insurance Services for sponsoring the Recognition Luncheon.

THURSDAY RECOGNITION LUNCHEON TICKET REQUIRED - 11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. - ROOM 200A–J NOTE: Tables have been reserved for recipients of the All State School Board (including their guests) and Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Director Awards and pins may be picked up at the registration desk. Leadership Development Certificates have been mailed to the recipients. Presiding���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Walter Hautala, MSBA President

Recognitions

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Outgoing MSBA Board of Directors���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Walter Hautala, MSBA President MN Superintendent of the Year����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Walter Hautala, MSBA President Leadership Development Certificates���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Deb Pauly, MSBA Director Director Awards���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Tim Riordan, MSBA Director President Awards����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Kevin Donovan, MSBA President-Elect MSBA Service Awards����������������������������������������������������������������������� Sandy Gundlach, MSBA Director of School Board Services District Award of Distinction������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Jodi Sapp, MSBA Director All State School Board�����������������������������������������������������������������������������Katie Klanderud, MSBA Director of Board Development Thanks to Jodi Sapp, Missy Lee, Ann Long Voelkner, Deb Pauly and Tim Riordan for serving on the Recognition Program Committee.

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Thursday Show & Tell 11:15 a.m.—2:15 p.m., Exhibit Hall Thanks to Sodexo for sponsoring this event. CAMPBELL-TINTAH STEM MODULES Campbell-Tintah School District Campbell-Tintah works with the Southeast Career and Technical Center to provide various STEM-related modules for students to explore. The modules utilize technology-related equipment to enhance instruction in the areas of math, science, technology, and career/technology education. The district feels that this is an affordable option to equip teachers and schools for the nationwide “STEM” initiative at a reasonable cost, without extensive front-end preparation and capital outlays. CANBY HIGH SCHOOL AVIATION Canby School District Canby Public School District has developed a ground-school course and has participated in and won national GAMA STEM competitions, which allowed them to build a plane in a two-week period in Seattle, WA. The course encompasses ground school, careers, science and mathematics. REALIZING EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AT COLUMBIA HEIGHTS: HOW FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IS INCREASING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Columbia Heights School District Family involvement at Columbia Heights is now a district-led priority with key elements including parent education, relationship building, and home visits. This display will highlight what has worked well to increase parent engagement at Columbia Heights. LAKE CRYSTAL WELLCOME MEMORIAL ACADEMIC DECATHLON Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial School District Academic Decathlon is a 10-event national scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Each high school fields a team of nine students based on their grade point average: three “A” (honors) students, three “B” (scholastic) students, and three “C” (varsity) students. Students take seven written exams consisting of art, economics, language & literature, math, music, science, and social science. They must also write an essay, participate in an interview, and perform a prepared and impromptu speech. The LCWM Academic Decathlon team was named a “wild card” participant from Minnesota in 2013 and attended the national competition in Minneapolis. Two students earned scholarships, and one student earned a national medal. Academic Decathlon teams from LCWM have won 11 state championships and have participated in eight national competitions. LAKEVIEW SCHOOL STORE AND COFFEE CART Lakeview School District Lakeview School Store and Coffee Cart are new approaches to providing students with life skills for employment after high school. High school students with disabilities take a leadership role by ordering and organizing inventory, providing customer service, and “learning by doing” in a structured work environment. Students also practice working with money in a real-life store.

ROOSEVELT HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM Minneapolis This display will provide school board members with a unique perspective on what it takes for the community to develop, support and sustain a health careers program for K-12 students. The display demonstrates how the student organization for health science (HOSA) supports the program. THE VISION OF INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING Minnesota New Country School How will you personalize, individualize, and/or give students permission to own their projects? Come and talk with students about how they become responsible for their learning, meet state standards, and prepare for college. MINNEWASKA AREA DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM Minnewaska Area School Distict The Minnewaska Area Day Treatment Program (MADT) is designed to incorporate evidence-based practice techniques for treatment of students who have a mental health diagnosis indicating the need for special education. MADT uses a collaborative approach to educating the child, along with the home district, to assure compliance with the child’s IEP while incorporating individual and group psychotherapy and therapeutic skills, along with behavioral and family skills therapy. The “cornerstone” to the program is the family services that MADT provides. The Mental health family practitioners are available to meet with families in the convenience of their own home or in their offices. 21ST-CENTURY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Owatonna School District Owatonna High School has a flexible, inquiry-based, technologyrich program for students. The premise of the program is to provide various learning opportunities based on the interests and passions of students and to allow students to be active participants in their path to learning. DRAGON WAGON (workshop PRESENTED AT 3:45) Pine City School District The Dragon Wagon is a mobile learning bus designed to bring learning readiness activities to children unable to be part of a more traditional preschool setting. Weekly stops are scheduled for preschool-age children and their parents at a community center or room. During this activity-packed hour, children will develop reading and number skills and engage with other children and their parents.

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Thursday Show & Tell 11:15 a.m.—2:15 p.m., Exhibit Hall I-LEARN: EXCEL, EXPLORE AND CONNECT! REACHING ACADEMIC AND CIVIC POTENTIAL ROCORI School District I-Learn is an integrated whole-child experience for 4th- and 5thgrade students at Cold Spring Elementary. This program has been designed by teaching staff who combine educational research with the Minnesota state standards to meet the unique needs of each learner. The program is designed to engage students through 21stcentury skills and civic engagement that leads to a relevant and rigorous school experience. IMPROVING SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND CLIMATE St. James School District Come check out K–12 school spirit and climate ideas created by students and supportive staff! See how climate can improve overall student and community spirit, morale and performance. Join in celebrating how a diverse student population can work together to create a positive school environment. ST. PETER HIGH SCHOOL AGRI-SCIENCE ACADEMY FARM PROJECT St. Peter School District Check out this authentic, real-world partnership between agriculture students and the local agriculture community. See how recently purchased school district land was turned into the ideal classroom for agri-science students. Students were actively involved in the entire farm process, from soil sampling and seed and chemical selections to planting, harvesting and selling.

SHIFTING THE ACADEMIC PARADIGM Verndale School District This is an affordable way to implement a business-orientated cross-curricular experience. Students receive real-life business applications by using all facets of a business model. Students also experience the rewards of running a small business. 170 DAYS OF MWHS PRIDE Westonka School District During the summer break, two Mound Westonka High School seniors decided it was time for everyone to hear about the great things happening at their high school. On the first day of the 2013–14 school year, Alex Riffle and Courtney Simonson launched a campaign to build pride and school spirit in the Westonka community using a blog, a Twitter handle and a hashtag. With over 11,800 blog hits and 309 Twitter followers in the first three months, the MWHS Pride campaign is quickly gaining momentum. EAGLE ACHIEVEMENT Windom Area School District Eagle Achievement is a capstone senior project challenging students to research and write a problem solution paper on a topic of local interest. Based on information gained from research, the students are challenged to complete a community action project to positively impact the problem area of research, and present their paper and project to a panel of judges from the school and community. They will also be available to answer questions as needed.

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Thursday Workshops – 2:30 The QR Code If you need a handout from a session you couldn’t attend, or simply want an electronic copy instead of a paper copy, just scan our QR Code on this page or at signs near our Ask MSBA booth and at our Resource table. The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a bar code that can store website pages. MSBA is using our code to store handouts from presenters who send us workshop documents in advance of the conference. Ask your presenter if their handouts are available through our QR code. If you have a smart phone, download the free QR Reader application. Just scan the code, and you’ll have access to many of the conference handouts electronically. Q&A WITH MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FINANCE DIRECTOR TOM MELCHER Room 101A & B Tom Melcher, Program Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Education This session is the time to ask school district finance questions and how recent legislation will affect your district.

THE “wRIGHT” CHOICE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO A SUSPENSION PROGRAM Room 101G Scott Thielman, Superintendent; Leesa Sherman, wRight Choice Teacher; Kris DeClerk-Thompson, Assistant Principal; Mark Mischke, Principal, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District; and Abe Abrahamson, Juvenile Unit Supervisor, Wright County Court Services With limited resources, now is the time to collaborate with countywide professionals to ensure we are doing what is best for students. This session will focus on the unique way we have collaborated with area schools, social services, law enforcement, probation and mental health professionals in our community to help students learn alternative ways to conduct themselves when presented with difficult situations. wRight Choice is an alternative-to-suspension program serving students in grades 6-12 attending schools throughout Wright County. Students focus on academic work, restorative measures, intervention and reinstatement back to school.

NAVIGATING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT STRATEGICALLY (FEATURING THE MINNESOTA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR) Room 101C Kate Maguire, Superintendent; Teresa Lunt, Board Member; Kim Riesgraf, Assistant Superintendent; and Teri Staloch, Assistant Superintendent, Osseo Area School District Osseo Area has been involved in a comprehensive strategic planning process for many years. This session will highlight priorities and processes used to manage change, specifically during the implementation of standards-based grading and reporting and the long-range financial planning process. This approach has helped ensure equitable student achievement. Minnesota state high school league update Room 101F Dave Stead, Executive Director, Minnesota State High School League The Minnesota State High School League will present information regarding section football, concussions, League goals for 201314 and “Why We Play.” As always, the League staff will also respond to questions you may have relative to League-sponsored activities.

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Thursday Workshops – 2:30 TAKING DOWN THE WALLS OF YOUR CLASSROOM AND SCHOOLS Room 101H Josh Westphal, Teacher; Tamara Berg-Beniak, Superintendent; and Rob Warneke, Board Member, Pine Island School District People want to know what is going on in the school and the classroom. There are many easy and free ways to make transparency happen. Free tools and apps from the Internet make showing off your school or classroom easy and fun. BEYOND THE COOL FACTOR: PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND LEARNER DIMENSIONS OF A 1-to-1 iPAD INITIATIVE Room 101I Dana Luehr, Technology Coordinator; Evan Lembke, Media and Technology Specialist; Abby Kahara, Classroom Teacher; Randi Lembke, Classroom Teacher; and David Bottem, Superintendent, Barnum School District K-12 learners today have the potential to access information and accumulate knowledge at a rate superseding any past generation. The challenge for educational environments is to provide these learners with the tools necessary for this process while preparing students for their future world. This presentation will provide an overview of Barnum School District deployment of a 1-to-1 iPad initiative during the 2012–13 academic year and the ongoing implementation of these devices for teaching and learning.

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THE TENNESSEN WARNING, “PUBLIC” PERSONNEL DATA AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MINNESOTA GOVERNMENT DATA PRACTICES ACT Room 101J Maggie R. Wallner, Attorney; and Charles E. Long, Attorney, Kennedy & Graven Chartered This presentation will highlight recent amendments and interpretations of the Minnesota Government Data Practices that affect the obligations of school districts, including Tennessen warnings during district investigations, responding to requests for information about employees, and reference checks on employees and applicants. STAFF-TO-STUDENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (Also presented at 3:45) Room 102A Mark Azman, Attorney; and Morgan Godfrey, Attorney, O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. Learn about staff-to-student sexual misconduct and school district liability, including policies, training, mandatory reporting, documentation, and investigation.  SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH PLAN OPTIONS Room 102B Julie Cink, Director of Business Affairs, Prior Lake - Savage Area Schools; Dennis Dahlman, Consultant, Dennis Dahlman Consulting; Linda Fenwick, Consultant (previously Director of Labor Relations and Benefits, Anoka-Hennepin School District); Tom Pederstuen, Director of Human Resources, RosemountApple Valley-Eagan School District; Nik Lightfoot, Assistant Superintendent & Director of Administrative Services, Hopkins School District; and Craig Holje, Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services, Richfield School District This panel of school district administrators are part of the Minnesota “Self-Funded User Group,” a voluntary peer-to-peer study group comprised of administrator representatives of school districts that are in self-funded, fully-insured and/or PEIP plans. This group meets monthly for exploration of and comparative dialogue on the range of employee health plan management and technical issues with the goal of continuously improving their districts’ employee health care programs for the benefit of school district stakeholders. LITTLE JOHNNY IS NOW LITTLE JESSICA Room 102C Timothy A. Sullivan, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. This presentation focuses on gender identity, an emerging issue that school districts are facing nationwide. Recent and ongoing high-profile cases from around the country will be summarized and discussed, with a particular focus upon a school district’s accommodation obligation under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Thursday Workshops – 2:30 ALIGN SERVICES WITH AVAILABLE RESOURCES Room 102D Dave Bernhardson, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education; Aaron Bushberger, Director of Finance; Mike Vogel, Assistant to the Superintendent for Operations; and Barbara Brown, Director of Communications; South Washington County School District During the 2012-13 school year, District 833 developed a unique approach to budgeting through a process that better aligns its financial resources to the services provided to students and the community. Based on state-required financial reporting, services (through the district’s general fund) are defined in six main areas: PK-12 Instruction, School Support Services, Operations and Maintenance, Transportation, Capital and Technology, and District Support Services. Within the seven areas (with the addition of an area for Sites and Buildings outside of the general fund), administration determined the current status of services on a scale of 1-5, with one being minimum acceptable and five being the 2016 vision. The Service Level Process served as a guide for major financial decisions beginning with the 2013-14 budget cycle, with the intent to continue using it as a budgeting tool into the future. STUDENT BULLYING AND SCHOOL DISTRICT LIABILITY (ALSO PRESENTED AT 3:45) Room 102E Eric Quiring, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. The increased focus on bullying by the media and Legislature has corresponded with an increased risk of school district liability for student conduct. This presentation will review the differing legal standards used by courts and the Office of Civil Rights in determining school district liability. This presentation will also provide recommendations for investigating and responding to reports of bullying in order to minimize potential liability. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Room 102F Steve Lamb, Board Development Specialist, Oregon School Boards Association This session looks at the who, what, why and how of community and family engagement. We’ll touch on research and focus on the engagement continuum, as well as the benefits and expectations from both sides of the engagement experience. Come and ask questions to help you define community engagement for your school district. HISTORY OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES Room 201A & B John Schultz, Superintendent; Sid Voss, Director of Technology, Media & Information Services; Donna Adams, Master Teacher, Hopkins School District How many times have you wondered how and when school district boundaries were determined? Through extensive research — some of which dates back to the 1800s — the boundary questions were answered for the Hopkins School District. We also discovered how our boundaries evolved to include all or part of seven different municipalities.

SERVICE AS A STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Room 202A & B Giancarlo Marconi, Student Representative; Jiyoon Shin, Student Representative; Angie Goetz, Board Member; and Kathy Green, MSBA Board Director and Board Member, Austin School District; Robert Slotterback, Superintendent; and Cherish Kovach, Student Representative, Richfield School District Find out the many different ways school boards around the state set up programs to put students on their boards. Learn what the experience is like for students and discuss what boards can do to make the experience meaningful. COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PROGRAMS Room 203A & B David Bambenek, Education Liaison of Career Training Concepts; Michael Bellos, Education Liaison of Career Training Concepts, Minnesota National Guard; and Jeff Sams, Board Member, Sebeka School District The National Guard offers many programs, presentations, and resources for students, teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators. The resources are free and tailored to meet state curriculum requirements because they are designed by educators, delivered by certified presenters and developed to give your students the career direction they need. TECHNOLOGY AND VOTER TARGETING: nEW STRATEGIES TO IDENTIFY YOUR SUPPORT IN SCHOOL REFERENDA Room 205A Don Lifto, Senior Vice President and Director of the Public Education Group, Springsted Incorporated Technology merged with increasingly sophisticated databases provides new strategies and opportunities to hone in and target supporters when planning and executing operating, bond or technology referenda. This presentation will highlight two new strategies to identify and target your support in referendum campaigns. 20 YEARS OF STUDENT-CREATED INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION Room 205B Jill Hahn, Board Chair; Nichole Kotasek, Board Clerk/Advisor; Tristan Audus, Student; Destiny Engelby, Student; Carl Erik Young, Student; Kassee Karnes, Student; Sam Roepke, Student; and Millie Lange, Student, Minnesota New Country School Minnesota New Country School has been empowering students to design their own projects to meet state standards. Come hear and ask how students individualize their day and credit. Ask an advisor/teacher and the board chair how they know if the students are well-prepared for their futures. NOT AN OXYMORON: QUALITY ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAMS Room 205C Deborah W. Proctor, Online & Digital Learning Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education Learn about the application process, annual reporting, and the new three-year review requirement for department-approved online learning providers. The Department is charged with oversight and implementation of a rigorous standards-based process for initial approval as well as ongoing approval of each public online learning provider. January/February 2014     21

Thursday Workshops – 2:30 NOT IN MY SCHOOLYARD: E-CIGARETTES, SYNTHETIC DRUGS, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND GUNS (ALSO PRESENTED AT 9:15 A.M. FRIDAY) Room 205D Christian Shafer, Attorney; and Jennifer Earley, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. High School students’ use and abuse of electronic cigarettes, prescription drugs and designer synthetic drugs is at an all-time high. This presentation will explore the school board’s authority to respond to student use of these products. We will also discuss the scope of the school board’s authority to prevent parents and community members from bringing firearms onto school district property. HEALTH CARE COST TRENDS, MNSURE & AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES Room 208A Rob Cavanna, Executive Director; and Dan Weir, Consultant, Resource Training & Solutions See health care cost trends from 2000 to 2012 and learn about the new Minnesota Exchange (MNSure) eligibility for subsidies and plan design review. We also talk about Affordable Care Act

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district management strategies, including district obligations to provide affordable coverage or be subject to penalties; employer contribution strategies; MVP (Minimum Value Plan) and Cadillac Tax impact in 2018. THE GROWING CLASSROOM: SCHOOL GARDENS FOR LEARNING Room 208B Al Withers, Program Director; Sue Knott, Education Specialist, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom; and Ron Pagel, School Board Chair, Dover-Eyota School District “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” - Mahatma Gandhi. Discover how to help students in your district dig the earth, tend the soil, grow their own food and achieve Minnesota’s K-12 academic standards! Participants will complete a variety of garden-based, hands-on activities applicable to a wide range of learners. These lessons will serve as a starting point to use school gardens of any size as a vehicle for contextualizing learning in science, social studies, language arts, math and health/nutrition.

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Thursday Workshops – 3:45 CHARACTER EDUCATION: CLOSING AND BRIDGING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP (FEATURING THE MINNESOTA TEACHER OF THE YEAR) Room 101C Megan Olivia Hall, Minnesota Teacher of the Year, St. Paul School District Hear about the research supporting character education, the types of character education that are present, and strategies for teaching character. Questions addressed include: How does character education live in the test-centric educational climate? What is its role in addressing the achievement gap? HOT TOPICS IN SCHOOL LAW: YOUR QUESTIONS - ANSWERED Room 101D & E Dave Kyllo, Senior Vice President, Riverport Insurance Company; Peter Martin, Attorney, Knutson Flynn & Deans, P.A.; Margaret Skelton, Attorney, Ratwik Roszak & Maloney, P.A.; Shamus O’Meara, Attorney, O’Meara, Lee, Wagner & Kohl, P.A.; Charlene Feenstra, Attorney, Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff & Johnson, P.A. Join our panel of highly experienced school lawyers and learn more about a variety of hot topics affecting school districts across the

state. Issues include Minnesota’s new statute of limitation on cases of sexual abuse, compensation for “mental/mental” claims under the workers’ compensation law, challenges with employment reference and background checks, and sustainability and safety in school design and construction. Following short presentations, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with an attorney in small-group round table sessions to learn more about the topic of your choice. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT RELATIONSHIPS: the tHINGS THAT TRIP US UP (alsO PRESENTED AT 9:15 A.M. FRIDAY) Room 101F Gary Amoroso, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators; and Sandy Gundlach, Director of School Board Services, Minnesota School Boards Association The foundations for a good board/superintendent relationship include the superintendent’s employment contract, job description, and performance evaluation. Unfortunately, problems happen when boards and superintendents do not pay attention to these items. Learn what’s tripping up your board and superintendent colleagues and what steps you can take to prevent them.

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Thursday Workshops – 3:45 90-DAY STRATEGIC PLANNING FROM START TO FINISH Room 101G Jeff Elstad, Superintendent; Jennifer Walsh, Director of Business Operations; Jen Hegna, Director of Information and Learning Technologies; and Abe Rodemeyer, Principal, Byron School District Sometimes “Strategic Planning” can be overwhelming, cumbersome, and downright frustrating. This session will walk you through the steps that complete a strategic planning process in 90 days, complete with a communication and monitoring plan. OUR JOURNEY TO 1-to-1 WINDOWS 8 TABLETS Room 101H Josh Westphal, Teacher; Taylor Bauman, Technology Director; Patrick Smith, Technology Integration Specialist; and Tamara Berg-Beniak, Superintendent, Pine Island School District Our journey to go 1-to-1 with Windows 8 tablets in our high school taught us many things. Find out what we did to prepare our school, staff, and students for the change. The lessons we learned are ones that everyone should know if they are thinking of a 1-to-1 initiative in their school. THE SCHOOL BOARD’S ROLE IN “THE WORLD’S BEST WORKFORCE” Room 101I Steve Dibb, Assistant Commissioner; and Cammy Lehr, Program Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education During the 2013 legislative session, new legislation entitled “World’s Best Workforce” was passed to require districts to create and implement a strategic district student achievement plan that will involve stakeholders in all aspects of planning. This session will look at the school board’s role in guiding this continuous improvement process. BRANDING AND MARKETING YOUR SCHOOLS Room 101J Brian Dietz, Superintendent; Krista Bergert,Director of Public Information and Community Outreach; Suzy Guthmueller, Board Member; and Karen Lodico, Board Member, Centennial School District How do you tell your story? Find out how our district gathered feedback from all stakeholders, crafted our message, and communicated our successes and future to our communities. Regardless of your size of district or whether you have a budget for this or not, we will provide you with ideas and reinforce the importance of telling your story to the community. STAFF-TO-STUDENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (Also Presented at 2:30) Room 102A Mark Azman, Attorney; and Morgan Godfrey, Attorney, O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. Learn about staff-to-student sexual misconduct and school district liability, including policies, training, mandatory reporting, documentation, and investigation.

east central goes to washington Room 102B Stefanie Youngberg, Principal; Julie Domogalla, Board Member; and Bailey Beckman, Student, East Central School District We were one of five schools in the nation invited to bring a student to the National School Improvement Grant Convening. High School senior Bailey Beckman was able to provide a student perspective on school improvement. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico were in attendance at the conference. Beckman was one of seven total student participants and was one of four selected to sit on a panel with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. HOW FAR MUST A SCHOOL GO TO ACCOMMODATE A STUDENT’S ALLERGY? Room 102C Patricia Maloney, Partner, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. Schools are frequently being asked to modify their food service program and guidelines for student birthday treats and snacks due to a student’s sensitivity or allergy to certain foods. This presentation will address what action steps a school must take to accommodate students who have a verifiable food allergy or sensitivity. OUR JOURNEY TOWARD EQUITY Room 102D Kitty Gogins, Board Member; Jenny Loeck, Principal; and Peter Olson-Skog, Director of Teaching and Learning, Roseville Area School District Roseville Area Schools believe an equitable, respectful learning experience is as important as academic rigor to student success. Learn about Roseville’s journey using an equity vision and scorecard to drive the difficult conversations, mobilize change, and monitor progress. Becoming student-centric and using cultural competence to differentiate professional development will be highlighted. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING SCHOOL diSTRICT LIABILITY FOR STUDENT BULLYING (ALSO PRESENTED AT 2:30) Room 102E Eric Quiring, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. The increased focus on bullying by the media and Legislature has corresponded with an increased risk of school district liability for student conduct. This presentation will review the differing legal standards used by courts and the Office of Civil Rights in determining school district liability. This presentation will also provide recommendations for investigating and responding to reports of bullying in order to minimize potential liability.

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Thursday Workshops – 3:45 STEAM EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS: CULTIVATING A SUCCESSFUL STEAM PARTNERSHIP WITH A UNIVERSITY Room 102F David Krenz, Superintendent; Jean McDermott, Principal; and John Alberts, Director of Educational Services, Austin School District; Bhaskar Upadhyay, Associate Professor of STEM Curriculum and Instruction; Kara Coffino, Coordinator of District Partnerships, Office of Professional Development; and Andrew Rummel, Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota We will present three distinct story lines from the perspectives of individuals from a university, a school district, and STEAM school administrators. The goal of this panel is to share various challenges and many successes of a collaborative STEAM professional development partnership between a university and a school district in Minnesota. This panel presentation will focus on the processes of the partnership; cogeneration of mutually beneficial goals, actions, and decisions between district, school, community members, and teachers and teacher leaders; and processes of preparation of teacher leaders and teachers for the STEAM school.

ARE YOUR ALA CARTE REVENUE DOLLARS IN JEOPARDY? Room 201A & B Janeen Peterson, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District; Sherri Knutson, Rochester School District; and Michelle Meyer, Board Chair, Sartell-St. Stephen School District School nutrition directors will give updates on the USDA Competitive Foods Rule for schools, along with a brief overview of the new USDA School Breakfast regulations. This session will review how the new Competitive Foods legislation will impact school ala carte and vending programs beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. They will also cover what food items will be allowed for purchase in schools and how this may affect your bottom dollar. STRAIGHT TALK FROM STUDENTS Room 202A & B Tristan Audus, Minnesota New Country School; Steve Kinney, MASC, Washburn High School; Becca Young, MAHS, Orono High School; Sam Roth and Taylor Korte, Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center This popular session returns with a new group of students who will “tell it like it is.” You will have an opportunity to ask these kids about their experiences in Minnesota’s public schools.

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Thursday Workshops – 3:45 DRAGON WAGON Room 203A & B Wayne Gilman, Superintendent; and Becky Maki, ECFE/ Community Education Director, Pine City School District The Dragon Wagon is a mobile learning bus designed to bring learning readiness activities to children unable to be part of a more traditional preschool setting. Weekly stops are scheduled for preschool age children and their parents at a community center or room. During this activity-packed hour, children will develop reading and number skills and engage with other children and their parents.

CHANGES TO SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING Room 205B George TL Holt, Supervisor of Special Education Funding, Division of School Finance; and Carol Hokenson, Manager, Division of School Finance, Minnesota Department of Education The presentation will detail the legislative changes to the special education funding formulas for 2014-2016. These changes affect Special Education Excess Cost Aid, Special Education Aid and Cross Subsidy Reduction Revenue. Examples and handouts will include the changes for all the school districts.

PreciouSTATUS: ELEVATING ENGAGEMENT OF PARENTS Room 205A Julie Gilbert Newrai, CEO; Dennis Dahlman, Executive of Schools, PreciouStatus; Gary Ganje, Director of Technology and Media Services; and Willie Jett, Superintendent, St. Cloud School District We will share the findings of a pilot launch engaging teachers in sending real-time bite-sized updates to parents throughout the day in terms of parent’s engagement, teacher’s response, and the beginning updates on children’s/parent’s interaction on the insights the parents now have on learning items.

Intensive reading Room 205D Judy Maaninga, Third-Grade Teacher, Menahga School District; and Julie Steinkraus, Retired Sixth-Grade Teacher, Becker School District This presentation will show how two veteran teachers, from two very different districts in different parts of the state, use collaboration, research, data and best practices to increase student achievement. The teachers use the high-interest topic of wolves and follow a model created by Dr. Robert Marzano, which promotes student goal-setting, monitoring progress, formative assessment and collaboration to help students become better learners. It uses emerging technologies, such as tablet research and iPad presentations, to provide students with opportunities for optimal learning. building a 21st-century learning environment Room 208A Ryan Laager, Executive Director of Curriculum and Secondary Education; and Malinda Lansfeldt, Executive Director of Learning Services and Elementary Education, Stillwater Area School District Learn the importance of defining 21st century learning and answer the questions, “Why focus on 21st century learning?” “What is a 21st century learning environment?” and “What is it that we are working to create?”

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keys to a successful agriculture, food & natural resource program Room 208B Sarah Dornink, Executive Director, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council; Kent Janssen, Board Member, Martin County West School District; Charlie Funk, Board Member, Sebeka School District; and Joel Larsen, Program Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education What makes a successful Agriculture, Food & Natural Resource (AFNR) program? Come learn from our panel of experts how they have been able to find the right balance of curriculum instruction, FFA involvement, and teacher satisfaction. We will highlight some of the best programs in the state and engage attendees to reflect on how to improve their own local programs.

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Thursday & Friday Round tables Thursday Round Tables 4:50 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. – Registration Area This session of Round Tables provides an informal presentation of two 20-minute sessions. MSBA thanks our presenters for their time and effort this afternoon. Table numbers correspond to the topics listed below. 1. THE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH FROM START TO FINISH Amy Fullenkamp-Taylor, MSBA Associate Director of Management Services, Minnesota School Boards Association 2. REDUCTION IN STAFF: PLACING TEACHERS ON ULA OR THE NONRENEWAL OF PROBATIONARY TEACHERS Bill Kautt, Associate Director of Management Services, Minnesota School Boards Association 3. MOVING TO PAPERLESS MEETINGS WITH IPADS AND BOARDBOOK Michael Elder, BoardBook Product Consultant, Texas School Boards Association 4. THE MINNESOTA STEM NETWORK: STRENGTHENING STEM EDUCATION THROUGH COMMUNITY SUPPORT Ann Hornickel, Chair, Minnesota STEM Network 5. SNEAK PEEK AT MSBA’S NEW WEBSITE Kirk Schneidawind, Executive Director, and Bruce Lombard, Associate Director of Communications, Minnesota School Boards Association 6.

 OMMUNICATION: IT IS THE HUMAN CONNECTION AND THE KEY TO C MOVING FORWARD WITH MSBA’S LEGISLATIVE AGENDA Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, and Denise Dittrich, Associate Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association

Friday Round Tables 8:00 a.m. – Exhibit Hall B This session of Round Tables provides an informal presentation of three 20-minute sessions. MSBA thanks our presenters for their time and effort this morning. Table numbers correspond to the topics listed below. 1. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION Amy Fullenkamp-Taylor, Associate Director of Management Services, Minnesota School Boards Association 2. REDUCTION IN STAFF: PLACING TEACHERS ON ULA OR THE NONRENEWAL OF PROBATIONARY TEACHERS Bill Kautt, Associate Director of Management Services, Minnesota School Boards Association 3. NATIONAL CONNECTION: LEARN ABOUT HIGH-QUALITY NATIONAL RESOURCES DESIGNED TO KEEP YOUR DISTRICT ON THE LEADING EDGE IN AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION Laurie Hart, Senior Development Manager, National School Boards Association

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4. MOVING TO PAPERLESS MEETINGS WITH IPAD AND BOARDBOOK Michael Elder, BoardBook Product Consultant, BoardBook 5. SCHOOL BOARD LEARNING WALKS Lynne Kovash, Superintendent; Cindy Fagerlie, School Board Member; and Matt Valan, School Board Member, Moorhead Area School District 6. NEW SCHOOL MEALS OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY OPTION Debra Lukkonen, School Meals Program Director, Minnesota Department of Education 7. THE MINNESOTA STEM NETWORK: STRENGTHENING STEM EDUCATION THROUGH COMMUNITY SUPPORT Ann Hornickel, Chair, Minnesota STEM Network 8. TOP 10 TIPS FOR CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS Peter Martin, Attorney, Knutson, Flynn & Deans, P.A. 9. YOU’VE BEEN SERVED WITH A SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT – NOW WHAT? Michelle Kenney, Attorney, Knutson, Flynn & Deans, P.A. 10. PAST PRACTICES AND UNION CONTRACTS Kevin Rupp, Attorney, Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A. 11. MINNESOTA YOUTH INSTITUTE, WORLD FOOD PRIZE: GET YOUR DISTRICT ON BOARD! Mary Kay Delvo, Clerk, Fridley School District and Minnesota Youth Institute Coordinator, University of Minnesota; Heather Stone, Senior, Mounds View High School, former Minnesota Youth Institute and Global Youth Institute participant and U of M MNYI Summer Internship participant; and Eric Sawatzke, Agriculture Instructor and MNYI Teacher Mentor, DasselCokato School District 12. READY! FOR KINDERGARTEN Carmen Cook, READY! For Kindergarten Coordinator; Tom Umhoefer, Director of Community Education; and Vicky Roy, Early Literacy Committee Chair, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 13. I SECOND THAT EMOTION – WHAT BOARD MEMBERS REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER Greg Abbott, Communications Director, Minnesota School Boards Association 14. WHAT’S THE HUBBUB ABOUT MSBA’S DATA HUB? Gary Lee, Associate Director of Management Services, Minnesota School Boards Association 15. BOOSTER CLUBS AND PARENT ORGANIZATIONS – CAUTIONS Bob Lowe, Director of Management Services, Minnesota School Boards Association

Friday Workshops – 9:15 a.m. STRATEGIES FOR PASSING A BOND REFERENDUM Room 101A Joel Sutter, Senior Financial Advisor; Jodie Zesbaugh, Financial Advisor, Ehlers; Ann Counihan, Board Chair, South St. Paul School District; Paul Brownlow, Superintendent, Verndale School District; and Paul Durand, Superintendent, Rockford Area School District In these challenging political and economic times, it can be very difficult for school districts to get voter support for a bond referendum. This session will feature three school districts that have passed bond referendums during the past 15 months and the financial advisors who assisted the districts. They will discuss strategies that they used in structuring the bond issues, communicating the district’s needs and the impact of the proposed bond issues, and convincing voters to support the referendums.  UILDING A COMPELLING SCHOOL IDENTITY B Room 101B Steve Razidlo, Superintendent; Judy Jenson, Director of Community Education; Tom Haglin, Board Member; and Ruth Nelson, Board Member, Brainerd Area School District; Aaron Hautala, Creative Director and Owner; and Keith Larson, Art Director, Red House Media Brainerd School District and Red House Media began the core work of creating an academic school district identity in January 2012. Components of the new identity included a district academic logo and tagline, which first took root in the district’s Long Range Plan and Communications Plan. Presenters will tell how they developed the logo, tagline and family of mascots to position the Brainerd School District to be the district of choice for student enrollment. FLIPPED CLASSROOMS: WHAT DO WE KNOW AT YEAR 3.OH? Room 101C Wayne Feller, Technology and Innovation Coach; Heather Wells, Technology and Innovation Coach; and Jeff Brazee, Coordinator of Educational Innovation and Technology, Stillwater Area School District We will explore practical issues, and how the flipped classroom model has matured. Into its third year, Stillwater has experienced an expansion, a transformation, a publication and a formal study. We will also attempt to answer the question: “Is flipped the gateway to blended?” INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMMING Room 101D Lisa Edstrom, Board Member; and Karen Schaub, Director of Community Education and Communications, Roseville Area School District Hear about the success and enthusiasm for building intergenerational understanding and appreciation between students at the Roseville Area Alternative High School and Roseville Area Senior Program. This unique approach to learning and community engagement has successfully encouraged understanding across generations, gender, race and culture.

COLLEGE READINESS FOR EVERY STUDENT Room 101E Julie Sweitzer, Executive Director (also a Board Member at the St. Louis Park School District); and Jim Bierma, Director, Ramp-Up to Readiness, University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium The new law requiring school districts to assist all students in exploring college and career interests and planning for postsecondary education creates an urgent need for school boards to understand the scope of college and career readiness programs. The new state longitudinal database already provides public data on your graduates’ postsecondary track records. This presentation will describe why we must increase the number and diversity of students who graduate from high school ready for success in higher education and in the workforce, resources for achieving that goal, and how school boards can lead the way. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT RELATIONSHIPS: THE THINGS THAT TRIP US UP (ALSO PRESENTED AT 3:45 P.M. THURSDAY) Room 101F Gary Amoroso, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators; and Sandy Gundlach, Director of School Board Services, Minnesota School Boards Association The foundations for a good board/superintendent relationship include the superintendent’s employment contract, job description, and performance evaluation. Unfortunately, problems happen when boards and superintendents do not pay attention to these items. Learn what’s tripping up your board and superintendent colleagues and what steps you can take to prevent them. CAN INNOVATION BE TAUGHT? Room 101G Michael Smart, Innovation Coach Facilitator; and Bob Quam, Board Member, Intermediate District 287 Now in its fourth year of implementation, Intermediate District 287’s Innovation initiative has transformed how the district discovers, develops and spreads ideas. In the 2012-13 school year alone, administrators and innovation coaches implemented 188 new projects that help students learn more effectively and help staff work more efficiently. This session is an in-depth look at the principles and training the district develops and deploys to foster the growth of educational innovators who drive the district’s model. DON’T SEND THAT TEXT MESSAGE! Room 101H Mick Waldspurger, Attorney, Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A. Learn about the risks that electronic communications -- such as email, text messages, and tweets -- present for school board members and school administrators, including potential violations of the Open Meetings Law, data privacy issues, and discovery issues in litigation. This presentation will also address the risks associated with using information on the Internet when making employmentrelated decisions.

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Friday Workshops – 9:15 a.m. TWEETING THE DEETS ON THAT HOMEWORK Room 101I Trevor Helmers, Attorney, Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A. The expanding capabilities of technology and the popularity of networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, have altered the way we communicate. Social networking has also led to problems for school employees in maintaining appropriate boundaries with students and parents while using social networking websites. This presentation will discuss the unintended consequences for school staff of maintaining such relationships, and what schools can do to combat the problems created by social networking. HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE Room 101J Ross Manson, Principal; and Tonya Rule, Manager, Eide Bailly During this workshop, we will examine the basics of health care reform and its impact on employers; identify key decision points and action steps for affected businesses; help you understand options available, including health insurance plans, exchanges and hybrid plan options; and learn about a tool to help make the best choice regarding Affordable Care Act options. HOW THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AFFECTS YOUR FLEX PLAN AND HRA PLAN Room 201A & B Paige McNeal, Vice President, Educators Benefit Consultants; and Barry Olson, Superintendent, Blooming Prairie School District Recent Federal rulings and FAQs have turned the benefit world upside down. We will go over the most recent updates to the Affordable Care Act. We will analyze how these changes have impacted your 125 Flexible Benefit Plans and your Health Reimbursement Arrangement and other pertinent details and action items that may present themselves. MINNESOTA TEACHERS RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION PENSIONS AND LIABILITIES Room 202A & B Jay Stoffel, Deputy Executive Director; and John Wicklund, Assistant Executive Director, Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association; and Bob Lowe, Management Services Director, Minnesota School Boards Association How have the employer and employee contribution increases and better-than-expected investment returns impacted TRA’s bottom line? Find out what the future may hold for school districts, employees, and annuitants as TRA’s Board of Trustees and staff look for ways to improve the long-term sustainability of the fund. HOW YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL BOOSTED ACHIEVEMENT Room 203A & B Sheila Berger, Principal, Austin School District Budget Boot Austin moved one of its elementary schools to a year-round format. The change has boosted our student achievement. Find out our process to switch calendars and get the community on board with the idea.

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HOW CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE CAN HELP YOUR SCHOOL Room 205A Anne Lundquist, Coordinator for the Centers for Excellence, Minnesota Department of Education Minnesota has established three regional Centers for Excellence across the state to help school districts. See how these Centers -and three additional Centers -- can help your school district improve student achievement. FACEBOOK, PRAYER AND THE PLEDGE OF ALLIGIANCE Room 205B Margaret Skelton, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. Freedom of speech for public school students has been a quagmire for educators for decades. This presentation will discuss how the courts have handled various student First Amendment issues, such as: Must a middle school allow a student to wear a bracelet that says “I (heart) boobies?” Can students be excused from class for daily prayer? Can a student be disciplined for creating a Facebook page disparaging a teacher? May a student read to his classmates from his favorite book - the Bible? Can a school discipline a student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Find out what the courts have said. KEEP TABS ON YOUR DISTRICT’S VITAL SIGNS THE EASY WAY Room 205C Ben Silberglit, Director of Software Applications, TIES; and Marci Anderson, Board Member, Anoka-Hennepin School District Having trouble finding the data you need and figuring out how to use it? Come hear how the Anoka-Hennepin Board tossed its stacks of reports and PowerPoints and replaced them with a powerful but simple-to-use tool on their iPads. With their mobile dashboard, board members can, at a glance, understand their district’s vital signs, including demographics and enrollment, assessment data, graduation rates and financial data. NOT IN MY SCHOOLYARD: E-CIGARETTES, SYNTHETIC DRUGS, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND GUNS (ALSO PRESENTED AT 2:30 P.M. THURSDAY) Room 205D Christian Shafer, Attorney; and Jennifer Earley, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. High School students’ use and abuse of electronic cigarettes, prescription drugs and designer synthetic drugs is at an all-time high. This presentation will explore the school board’s authority to respond to student use of these products. We will also discuss the scope of the school board’s authority to prevent parents and community members from bringing firearms onto school district property.

Friday Workshops – 9:15 a.m. MINNESOTA’S SCHOOL TRUST LANDS Room 206A & B Aaron M. Vande Linde, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and Tim Riordan, MSBA Board Director and Board Member, Virginia School District Since the mid-1800s, Minnesota’s leaders have made key decisions supporting public education in the state. Those decisions, and recent changes to Minnesota law, continue to have positive financial impacts on public education for Minnesota school children. This program will discuss Minnesota’s school trust lands - the history, financial support of public education, and the role of the trustee. SCHOOL OBLIGATIONS TO PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS Room 208A Eric Quiring, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. Issues relating to pregnant and parenting students are an emerging topic for more and more school districts. This presentation will address a school district’s legal obligations to accommodate pregnant and parenting students. This presentation will also focus on how those difficult issues would likely be resolved in Minnesota.

ADMINISTERING A COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM TO ALL JUNIORS Room 208B Dan Hoverman, Superintendent; Mary Roden, Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation; Gretchen Zahn, Curriculum Coordinator and School ACT Test Coordinator; and John Tynjala, Board Member, Mounds View School District For the last three years, Mounds View Schools has participated in an initiative in which the ACT is administered to all juniors, free of charge, on-site, during the school day. This presentation will discuss the systemic alignment Pre-K to 13 that enabled this initiative; the logistics of administration that allowed for all teachers, families, and students to be invested and prepared; and the results when 100% of a graduating class took the ACT. INCREASING SCIENCE MCA RESULTS BY 12% IN ONE YEAR Room 208C Sasha Kuznetsov, Principal; Becky Stark, Eighth Grade Science Teacher; Jeff Holmberg, Assistant Superintendent, and Keith Lillquist, Seventh Grade Science Teacher; Prior Lake-Savage School District At our middle school, the total number of students scoring proficient on the MCA Science test increased 12% in a year’s time. (No computerized program purchase was necessary.) We are eager to share our step-by-step plan on how, like us, your district superintendent, school board, principals, and science teachers can work together to make this a part of your district’s history next spring.

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Friday Closing Session Main Auditorium Closing Session��������������������������������������������������������������10:15 a.m. – Noon Thank you for turning off your cell phone during the session! Call to Order�������������������������������������������������������������������������Walter Hautala 2011–2012 MSBA President Entertainment����������������������������������������������� The Pine City Jazz One Band under the direction of Melanie Brooks Please give these students your full attention.

MSBA President 2013–2014 Walter Hautala

MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind

Business Session�����������������������������������������������������������Kirk Schneidawind MSBA Executive Director    •  Director District Election Report    •  Introduction of MSBA 2014–2015 President-Elect Kevin Donovan Remarks & Raffle Winner�����������������������������������������������������Walter Hautala MSBA President Keynote Speaker�������������������������������������������������������� William Kent Krueger Giving Kids Literacy – A Window to the World Adjourn Note: An extended check-out time of 12:30 p.m. Friday has been secured for all Leadership Conference attendees at our conference hotels.

MSBA President-Elect 2014–2015 Kevin Donovan

Speaker William Kent Kruger

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Exhibitor Directory – Our Distinguished Group of 2014 Exhibitors 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment. . . . . . . . . . 235 7585 Equitable Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Fitness equipment

4.0 School Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520 2550 50th St. W. Webster, MN 55088-2421 School bus transportation

A.T. Group, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429 PO Box 48033 Minneapolis, MN 55448 Employee benefits

Action Floor Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513 4781 N. US Highway 51 Mercer, WI 54547-9315 Maple and synthetic sports flooring

AIM Electronics/Daktronics, Inc.. . . . . . . . 129 7655 Washington Ave. S. Edina, MN 55439-2417 Electronic scoreboard/message displays, logo tables and chairs, and mats

Ameresco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 9855 W. 78th St., Ste. 310 Eden Prairie, MN 55344-8016 Energy services

American Student Transportation. . . . . . . 428 11800 95th Ave. N. Maple Grove, MN 55369-5539 School bus contractor

Anderson-Johnson Associates, Inc. . . . . . 421 7575 Golden Valley Rd., Ste. 200 Minneapolis, MN 55427-4571 Landscape architecture, civil engineering, site planning

ATS&R Planners/ Architects/Engineers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 218, 220 8501 Golden Valley Rd., Ste. 300 Minneapolis, MN 55427-4685 Specialize in K-12 school planning, architecture, engineering, technology, interior design, and site development

A’viands Food & Services Management. . 211 1751 County Road B W., Ste. 300 Roseville, MN 55113-4037 Food service management

Ban-Koe Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

9100 W. Bloomington Freeway Minneapolis, MN 55431 Workforce management and workplace security

Baseman Floors, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 N2926 Jeske Rd. Appleton, WI 54913-9759 Wood athletic flooring, synthetic flooring, refinishing wood flooring

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN. . . . . . . . . . 120 PO Box 64560 St. Paul, MN 55164-0560 Health insurance

BoardBook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 PO Box 400 Austin, TX 78767-0400 BoardBook provides the flexibility of iPads, laptops, or printed agenda packets for board meetings

Bossardt Corporation, A Wenck Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506 5270 W. 84th St., Ste. 550 Minneapolis, MN 55437 Construction management services

API Supply Lifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Bullis Insurance Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604

Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc.. . 413, 415

Central States Terrazzo Association. . . . . 600

624 Arthur St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413-2636 Aerial work platforms

7601 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 200 St. Louis Park, MN 55426-1637 Architectural planning, design, and management of educational facilities

Ardent Lighting Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 1378 118th Pl. Knoxville, IA 50138-8757 High-quality sports lighting and playground structures

Arvig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 735 150 2nd St. SW Perham, MN 56573-1461 Security, business phone systems

ASVAB Career Exploration Program. . . . . 632 212 3rd Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55401-2556 ASVAB Career Exploration

Athletic Performance Solutions. . . . . . . . 115 5525 Memorial Ave. N., Ste. 5 Oak Park Heights, MN 55082-1193 Athletic flooring

407 E. Lake St., #201 Wayzata, MN 55391 Property, Liability and Workers’ Compensation PO Box 368 Purcellville, VA 20134-0368 Terrazzo flooring

CESA 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 725 W. Park Ave. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Energy management services for K-12 schools

Chartwells School Dining Services. . . . . . 610 60854 225th Ave. Mantorville, MN 55955 Food service management

Clark Engineering Corporation . . . . . . . . . 329 621 Lilac Dr. N. Minneapolis, MN 55422-4609 Engineering, surveying, laser scanning, and more

ConEdison Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606 9217 Cody St. Overland Park, KS 66214 Energy efficiency

Contegrity Group Incorporated. . . . . . . . . 607 101 1st St. SE Little Falls, MN 56345-3001 Construction management services

Contrax Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 690 NE 23rd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32609 Educational furnishings and equipment

Cosney Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435 PO Box 391 2105 Daniels St. Long Lake, MN 55356-0391 Casework, seating, bleachers, lab casework

CTS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 15933 Clayton Rd., Ste. 110 Ballwin, MO 63011-2172 Performance contracting (energy-saving facility retrofits

Dashir Management Services, Inc.. . . . . . 703 2356 Reinhardt Ct. Reedsburg, WI 53959-2293 Building and grounds management

Data Business Systems of Colorado, Inc.. 306 17011 Lincoln Ave. Parker, CO 80134 Premier K-12 software - POS, automated free/ reduced and more

DLR Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 520 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 200 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1040 Architecture, engineering, planning, interiors, commissioning and facility asset management evaluations

Donlar Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525 550 Shoreview Park Rd. Shoreview, MN 55126-7046 Construction management, general contracting and design/build services

DSGW Architects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412 2 W. 1st St., Ste. 201 Duluth, MN 55802-2044 Architecture

EAPC Architects Engineers. . . . . . . . . . . . 635 112 N. Roberts St., Ste. 300 Fargo, ND 58102 Full-service architecture and engineering

Education Minnesota ESI Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 41 Sherburne Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103-2119 Financial services and tax-qualified administration and compliance services

Educators Benefit Consultants . . . . . . . . . 410 3125 Airport Pkwy NE Cambridge, MN 55008-9012 TPA handling flex accounts, HRA, HSA, COBRA, and 403(b)/457(b) administration and compliance

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Exhibitor Directory – Our Distinguished Group of 2014 Exhibitors Ehlers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301, 303 3060 Centre Pointe Dr. Roseville, MN 55113-1122 Independent public financial advisory services

Eide Bailly, LLP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 1911 Excel Dr. Mankato, MN 56001 Audit and health care reform

Empirehouse, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505 5200 Quincy St. Mounds View, MN 55112-1426 Energy-efficient windows, heavy duty entrance doors, glass and metal railing systems, decorative glass, and egress consultation services

EPS - Electrical Production Services . . . . 603 2431 Galpin Court, Ste. 140 Chanhassen, MN 55317 Electrical contractor - building access control security systems

FBG Service Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

105 Old Highway 8 NW, Ste. 4 New Brighton, MN 55112 FBG is a 54-year-old complete maintenance facility management company for the education industry

FieldTurf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 7445 Cote-De-Liesse Rd., Ste. 200 Montreal, Quebec H4P 2L7 Artificial turf

Fisher Tracks, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 1192 235th St. Boone, IA 50036-7121 All-weather track surfaces

Flagship Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 5607 Cedar Lake Rd. S. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Playground equipment

FLR Sanders, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614 3079 92nd Ave. Princeton, MN 55371-1079 Gymnasium/sport floors

Four Seasons Energy Efficient Roofing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . 228 1410 Quant Ave. N. Marine On St. Croix, MN 55047-9664 Roofing/solar

Frontline Technologies, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 529 397 Eagleview Blvd. Exton, PA 19341-1156 VeriTime and Aesop

Garland Company, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523 337 Lindsay Rd. Hudson, WI 54016 Roofing and building envelope services

Gatekeeper Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 720 446 Harrison St. Sumas, WA 98295 Mobile digital surveillance systems

General Energy Brokerage & Consulting, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615 1160 Vierling Dr., Ste. 347 Shakopee, MN 55379 Energy project brokerage and consulting services

Gordon Bernard Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . 534 28725 Prairie Rose Ln. Red Wing, MN 55066-6137 School calendars, handbooks, registration books, spiral-bound planners

Groves Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 3200 Hwy 100 S. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Non-profit community outreach

Haldeman-Homme, Inc.. . . 219, 221, 318 ,320 430 Industrial Blvd. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413-2979 Casework, bleachers, lockers, wood floors, science and tech. equip., computer and library furniture, athletic equip., auditorium chairs and seating, PLTW, 3-D printers, and laser engravers

Hallberg Engineering, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

ICS Consulting, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514 5354 Edgewood Dr. Mounds View, MN 55112-1402 Planning and construction consulting services

IEA, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 9201 W. Broadway Ave., Ste. 600 Brooklyn Park, MN 55445-1924 Environmental, health and safety

Infinite Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619 4321 109th Ave. NE Blaine, MN 55449-6794 Student information system

Ingensa, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 620 17249 72nd Pl. N. Maple Grove, MN 55311 Consulting services

Innovative Modular Solutions. . . . . . . . . . 215 297 E. South Frontage Rd., Ste. B Bolingbrook, IL 60440-3682 Modular buildings

Innovative Office Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319, 321, 418, 420

1750 Commerce Ct. White Bear Lake, MN 55110-4686 Mechanical/electrical consulting engineering

151 Cliff Rd. E., Ste. 40 Burnsville, MN 55337-1551 School supplies, equipment and furniture, janitorial supplies

HealthPartners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

INSPEC, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Heartland Business Systems. . . . . . . . . . . 431

Intereum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

8170 33rd Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55425 Medical and dental insurance 1700 Stephen St. Little Chute, WI 54140 Technology

Herc-U-Lift, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

5801 Duluth St., Ste. 212 Minneapolis, MN 55422-3953 Architectural/engineering services

845 Berkshire Ln. N. Plymouth, MN 55441-5419 Furnishings, architectural products and installation services

5655 Highway 12 W. PO Box 69 Maple Plain, MN 55359-0069 Personnel lifts, scissor lifts, material handling equipment, forklifts

Johnson Controls, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414

Hiller Commercial Floors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601

2300 Corporate Dr. Herndon, VA 20171 Virtual school programs

2909 S. Broadway Rochester, MN 55904-5515 Commercial floor covering

Hoglund Bus Co, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A/B PO Box 249 116 E. Oakwood Dr. Monticello, MN 55362-0249 International school buses, parts, and service

Horizon Equipment, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 1960 Seneca Rd. Saint Paul, MN 55122-1005 Cooking and refrigeration repair service

I&S Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 115 E. Hickory St., Ste. 300 Mankato, MN 56001-3254 Facilities planning, feasibility studies, master planning, energy analysis, facility needs assessments, indoor air quality improvements, facility analysis

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2605 Fernbrook Ln. N., Ste. T Plymouth, MN 55447-4736 Indoor air quality - environmental

K12 Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232

Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . 500 670 County Road B W. St. Paul, MN 55113-4527 Mechanical and electrical engineering, commissioning

KDV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724 3800 American Blvd. W., Ste. 1000 Bloomington, MN 55431-4425 CPA services

Kennedy & Graven, Chartered. . . . . . . . . . 602 200 S. 6th St., Ste. 470 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1408 Legal services

Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . 612 2910 Falling Waters Blvd. Lindenhurst, IL 60046-6799 Athletic/commercial flooring and artificial turf

Exhibitor Directory – Our Distinguished Group of 2014 Exhibitors Know the Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631 1619 Portland Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 Substance abuse prevention program in Minnesota schools

Knutson Construction Services. . . . . . . . . 535 5985 Bandel Rd. NW Rochester, MN 55901-8754 Construction services

Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212, 214 PO Box 158 8625 Rendova St. NE Circle Pines, MN 55014-0158 Professional construction management services, referendum assistance, and facilities planning and management

Lance Service, Inc. . . . . . . 719, 721, 723, 725 8845 Research Center Rd. E. New Hope, MN 55428-3613 Casework

MacNeil Environmental, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . 702

Minnesota School Nutrition Association. . 613

Marsden Services, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502

Minnesota Service Cooperatives. . . . . . . . 404

McDonald’s c/o Keller Grayson Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528

Minnesota State High School League. MSHSL

PO Box 2278 Burnsville, MN 55337-8868 Environmental health and safety consulting 1717 University Ave. W. St. Paul, MN 55104-3613 Facility maintenance and janitorial

13567 Atwater Path Rosemount, MN 55068 Quick service restaurant; education and brand trust information

McKinstry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 625 6900 Wedgwood Rd. N., Ste. 480 Maple Grove, MN 55311 Energy efficiency, management and savings

Metz Construction Management & Consulting, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 701

3524 Labore Rd. White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5126 Civil, structural and curtain wall engineering

20759 Eastway Rd. Richmond, MN 56368-8307 Construction management, facility planning, project consulting, owner’s representation, facility assessments and project facilitation

LHB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314

Midwest Tennis & Track Co.. . . . . . . . . . . 332

Larson Engineering, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

21 W. Superior St., Ste. 500 Duluth, MN 55802-2085 Architecture and engineering

LifeSpan of Minnesota, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . 530 12425 River Ridge Blvd., Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337-4872 Children’s mental health services

LifeTrack Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518 1271 Port Dr. Clarkston, WA 99403-1852 Graduate survey programs, athletic surveys

Lightspeed Technologies, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . 700 11509 SW Herman Rd. Tualatin, OR 97062-8033 Classroom audio technology

Loffler Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 737

PO Box 161 22 S. Main St. Denison, IA 51442-1973 Athletic track and tennis court surfacing

Minnesota Alliance With Youth. . . . . . . . . 132 2233 University Ave. W, Ste. 235 St. Paul, MN 55114 Dropout prevention intiative, Grad Minnesota information and youth council updates

Minnesota Army National Guard. . . . . . . . 532 5500 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 Minnesota Army National Guard, ASVAB program, You Can school programs

Minnesota Association of School Business Officials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623

21997 County Rd. 141 Kimball, MN 55353 Educational/training

1001 E. Mount Faith Ave. Fergus Falls, MN 56537-2375 Minnesota Service Cooperatives

2100 Freeway Blvd. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-1735 MSHSL/MSBA olympics

Minnesota State Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . 322 444 Lafayette Rd. St. Paul, MN 55155-0992 ADA interior signage and exterior signage

Minnesota State Patrol - Office of Pupil Transportation Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422 1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Ste. 410 Mendota Heights, MN 55120 School bus safety, student transportation information

MLA Architects, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 624 12 Long Lake Rd., Ste. #17 St. Paul, MN 55115 Architectural/educational planning

MN Ag Education Leadership Council/MN Ag in the Classroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531 1994 Buford Ave., 146 Ruttan Hall St. Paul, MN 55108-6006 Education materials and grant information

MN Department of Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . 621 PO Box 64975 St. Paul, MN 55164-0975 School environmental health resources

MN FCCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 3101 Old Hwy 8, Ste. 200 PO Box 131386 Roseville, MN 55113-4035 Student leadership development

MN Health Insurance Network . . . . . . . . . 519 12280 Nicollet Ave. #104 Burnsville, MN 55337 Insurance

1101 E. 78th St., Ste. 200 Bloomington, MN 55420 Copiers/phones/IT

1000 Westgate Dr., Ste. 252 St. Paul, MN 55114 Providing education, training and services to staff that serve in school business management

Long Lake Conservation Center. . . . . . . . . 533

Minnesota Central School Bus . . . . . . . . . 423 78 N. Chicago St., Floor 2 Joliet, IL 60432 Contract student transportation services

411 Main St., #206 St. Paul, MN 55102 Labor organization

Lowery McDonnell Company. . . . . . . . . . . 605

Minnesota Department of Education. . . . . 712

Multivista. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 628

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 622

Minnesota National Guard. . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Musco Sports Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

28952 438th Ln. Palisade, MN 56469 Environmental education

17116 Harrington Way Lakeville, MN 55044 School furniture and equipment

PO Box 2022 717 N. Derby Lane, Ste. B North Sioux City, SD 57049-2022 Food service management

1500 Highway 36 W. Roseville, MN 55113-4035 Division of School Finance

8180 Belden Blvd. Cottage Grove, MN 55016 State/government program – free resources for people who work with military families

MN State Building & Construction Trades Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

801 1st St., Ste. 230 Hopkins, MN 55343 Construction photo documentation PO Box 27231 Golden Valley, MN 55427-0231 Sports field lighting

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Exhibitor Directory – Our Distinguished Group of 2014 Exhibitors Musser Environmental Consulting, Inc. . . 521 27096 Sevastopol Rd. Red Wing, MN 55066 Health and safety consulting

National Insurance Services. . . . . . . . . . . 406 14852 Scenic Heights Rd., Ste. 210 Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2289 Group insurance benefits - MSBAIT Life/LTD plans

Paulsen Architects - now part of I&S Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 115 E. Hickory St., Ste. 300 Mankato, MN 56001 Architecture, engineering, interiors, planning and landscape architecture, and sustainable design

Perpich Center for Arts Education. . . . . . 522

National Joint Powers Alliance. . . . . . . . . 705

6125 Olson Memorial Hwy Golden Valley, MN 55422-4918 State agency - education

National School Boards Association. . . . . 503

PFM Asset Management LLC - MSDLAF+ . . . . . 400 800 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 2710 Minneapolis, MN 55402 MSDLAF+/PFM Asset Management, LLC

PO Box 219, 202 12th St. NE Staples, MN 56479 Cooperative purchasing 1680 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22314-3474 Association

NeoPath Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 714 1660 Highway 100 S., Ste. 344 St Louis Park, MN 55416-1575 Onsite medical and wellness clinics

Nexus Solutions, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 11188 Zealand Ave. N. Champlin, MN 55316-3594 Facility consulting services

North Central Bus & Equipment . . . . . . . . . . D 2629 Clearwater Rd. St. Cloud, MN 56301-5953 School buses

North Central Insulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524

PO Box 91 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Providing the Sprayed Foam Roofing System for over 33 years, benefitting owners with lower maintenance and energy costs

Northland Securities, Inc.. . . . . . . . . 105, 107

45 S. 7th St., Ste. 2000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1625 Northland Securities is a diversified financial securities firm recognized as a financial advisor and underwriter of tax-exempt and taxable debt issues

NPCG, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401, 403 PO Box Z 205 S. Garfield Carlisle, IA 50047-0506 Playground equipment and surfacing

O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl P.A.. . . . . . 307 7401 Metro Blvd., Ste. 600 Minneapolis, MN 55439-3034 Attorneys

Otter Tail Power Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . 629 215 S. Cascade St. Fergus Falls, MN 56537-2801 Utility

Palmer Bus Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 PO Box 2026 Mankato, MN 56002-2026 Student transportation

Piper Jaffray & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 800 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 1000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-7036 School district cash flow program

Playgrounds Etc., LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 215 E. Oak St. Redwood Falls, MN 56283 Playground safety surfacing and site amenities

PMA Financial Network, Inc.. . . . . . . 134, 136 5301 Kyler Ave. NE, 2nd Floor Albertville, MN 55301 Financial investment and advisory services

Precioustatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 275 Market St., Ste. 519 Minneapolis, MN 55405 Computer software

PreferredOne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 6105 Golden Hills Dr. Golden Valley, MN 55416-1023 Health benefits administration

Pro-Tec Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432, 434 5005 Cheshire Pkwy N., Ste. 3 Minneapolis, MN 55446-4110 Physical security

Public Financial Management, Inc.. . . . . . 325 800 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 2710 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Financial advisory services

Risdall Marketing Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 550 Main St., Ste. 100 New Brighton, MN 55112 Marketing Services

Riverport Insurance Company. . . . . . . . . . 411 222 S. 9th St., Ste. 1300 Minneapolis, MN 55402-3332 Insurance

Roof Spec, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419 2400 Prior Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55113 Building envelope engineers

Scholastic Equipment Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . 507 2000 Industrial Blvd. S. Stillwater, MN 55082-5066 Furniture and equipment for education

School Specialty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511 W6316 Design Dr. Greenville, WI 54942-8404 School supplies, equipment and furniture

Scranton Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 2144 N. Commerce St. Milwaukee, WI 53212 Worry-free, Solio HDPE plastic restroom partitions and lockers

Seating & Athletic Facility Enterprises, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310, 312

79554 325th St. Ellendale, MN 56026-4267 Indoor and outdoor seating (new and renovations); e.g. telescopic bleachers, grandstands, portable bleachers

Skyward Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 5233 Coye Dr. Stevens Point, WI 54481-5088 Skyward student, budgetary and human resources administrative software exclusively for K-12 school districts

Sport Court North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 729 1301 Cliff Rd. E., Ste. 104 Burnsville, MN 55337-1436 Athletic flooring and equipment

Sports Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

R. A. Morton and Associates. . . . . . . . . . . 112

PO Box 27231 Golden Valley, MN 55427-0231 Sports field lighting

Red House Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

380 Jackson St., Ste. 300 St. Paul, MN 55101-4705 Provides independent financial advisory and consulting services to school districts

3315 Roosevelt Rd., Ste. 100 St. Cloud, MN 56301-9674 Construction management and pre-referendum services 1001 Kingwood St. Brainerd, MN 56401 Creative group, public relations

REI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611 6534 L Street Omaha, NE 68117 Mobile video surveillance/Stop-Arm solutions

Renaissance Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510 2911 Peach St. Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-1905 Educational software and hardware for schools

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Springsted, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405, 407

Stahl Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633 5755 Wayzata Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Construction management and consulting

Staples Advantage. . . . . . . 201, 203, 300, 302 1233 W. County Road E Arden Hills, MN 55112-3738 Scholastic furniture, supplies and facilities

Exhibitor Directory – Our Distinguished Group of 2014 Exhibitors StopTech, Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 710

University Funding Professionals. . . . . . . 114

Student Assurance Services, Inc.. . . . . . . 113

USAgain, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330

265 Industrial Dr. Harrison, OH 45030 Centurion mass communication alert system and wireless panic alarms PO Box 196 333 N. Main St. Stillwater, MN 55082-0196 Student accident insurance

Student Transportation of America. . . . . . 512 460 N. Hickory St. Chaska, MN 55318 Transportation services

Taher, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504 5570 Smetana Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343-9022 Food service management

Teachers On Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335

3001 Metro Dr., Ste. 480 Bloomington, MN 55425 TOC 24/7, featuring Aesop technology... customized, streamlined substitute staffing service for Pre-K-12 public, private, and charter schools

2558 Rice St. Little Canada, MN 55113 ACT prep, Financial Aid planning and training workshops

Webber Recreational Design, Inc.. . . . . . . 104 1442 Brooke Ct. Hastings, MN 55033-3266 Park and playground equipment

Wendel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

82 SE 2nd Ave. New Brighton, MN 55112 Fundraising, recycling service

111 Washington Ave. N., Ste. 300 Minneapolis, MN 55401-1619 Architecture, engineering, interior design, planning

Vaaler Insurance, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 618

Widseth Smith Nolting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

10550 Wayzata Blvd. Minnetonka, MN 55305 Insurance and risk management specialists

VS - America, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 1940 Abbott St., Ste. 501 Charlotte, NC 28203 Classroom furniture/dynamic, flexible solutions

W. L. Hall Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 530 15th Ave. S. Hopkins, MN 55343-7834 Windows, skylights, lockers, fire doors, bleachers and auditorium seating

PO Box 2720 7804 Industrial Park Rd. Baxter, MN 56425-2720 Architecture, engineering, land surveying, and environmental services, with seven offices serving school districts throughout Minnesota

Winkelman Building Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 501 340 Highway 10 S. St. Cloud, MN 56304-1243 Construction management services

Wold Architects & Engineers. . . . . . . 200, 202 305 Saint Peter St. St. Paul, MN 55102-1607 Architectural and engineering services

Teachscape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 71 Stevenson St., 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 Teachscape observation training, teacher evaluation, and professional learning systems improve teacher practice and student achievement

Tectum, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 PO Box 3002 Newark, OH 53534 Acoustical wall and ceiling panels; structural and acoustical roof decks

Telin Transportation Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . C 14990 Industry Ave. SE, Ste. A Becker, MN 55308-8813 Bus sales

The Center for Efficient School Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 2852 Anthony Lane S., Ste. 500 St. Anthony, MN 55418 Consulting services to school districts in the areas of facilities, health and safety, and transportation

TIES Education Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . 634 1667 Snelling Ave. N. Saint Paul, MN 55108-2131 Education technology

Tremco Incorporated. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 3060 E. 44th St. Vernon, CA 90058-2491 Roofing products/weather proofing services

TSP Architects and Engineers. . . . . . . . . . 106 18707 Old Excelsior Blvd. Minnetonka, MN 55345-3122 Educational planning, architectural and engineering services

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Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Alan Zeithamer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandria Ronald Evenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston Robert Olson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mesabi East Tom Grundman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Osakis Robert Shuey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine City Patsy Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robbinsdale Area Nadine Schnettler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROCORI

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Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Richard Lees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Bryan Olson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becker Stan Claussen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benson Ronald Janning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blooming Prairie Don Andring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dover-Eyota Lon Anker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edgerton Mary Spang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eveleth-Gilbert Vicky Grondahl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Park Audubon Norman Nissen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morris Area Marre Jo Sager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mounds View Tom Mesner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murray County Central Debora Glenz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paynesville Area Michael Hamann. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perham-Dent Tony Gerardy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Lake County Central Mike Roseen. . . . . . . . . Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Jim Boyce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rothsay Keith Persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Charles Corey Wikstrom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tri-County Dean Peterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upsala

President Awards

Awarded to members who have attended 300 hours or more of MSBA training programs.

Name District Judy Raske. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACGC Bill Leland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albert Lea Area Karen Lodico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centennial Jerry Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Daniel Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dover-Eyota Myron Moeller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairmont Area Gordon Backlund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fridley Deb Pauly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Roz Peterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakeville Area Kevin Donovan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mahtomedi Durwin Tomperi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Menahga Lisa Anderson-Reed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moose Lake Dennis Havlicek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Prague Area Carol Cravath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plainview-Elgin-Millville Russell Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebeka Wendy Felton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South St. Paul Colleen Vranish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Lake Park Chet Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis County Elona Street-Stewart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Paul Tim Riordan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia

Director Awards

Awarded to members who have attended 100 hours or more of MSBA programs within the past four years of their term(s). Certificates and pins may be picked up at the registration desk.

Name District Mark Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becker Russ Lesniak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BOLD Laurie Raymond . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose

Timothy Hitchings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cambridge-Isanti Lynn Wedlund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cambridge-Isanti Laurie Driessen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canby Alan Saltee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canby Scott Bardell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia Heights Lisa Seguin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delano Julie Domogalla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central Kenny Beehler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foley Kathleen Bystrom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forest Lake Brian Schafer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goodhue Warren Goodroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hopkins Joshua Gehlen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hutchinson Sandy Burke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Debra Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingsland Cathy Adamek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Falls Linda Gohman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Chuck Wolf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Ryan Baker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin County West Laurie Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moorhead Area Kris Lyons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moose Lake Dick Metzger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morris Area Amy Coborn . . . . . North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Monica Klimek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Osakis Teresa Lunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Osseo Area Wally Connaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine City Barbara Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Lake Mike Christensen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Wing Julia Workman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rochester Dale Lenz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royalton Liz Verley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royalton Jeff Schuster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sauk Centre Sharon Parriott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . United South Central Ann Bremer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westonka George Kimball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White Bear Lake Area Jay Kohner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winona

Leadership Development Certificates

Awarded to members who have completed Phases 1-2-3. These certificates were mailed to the districts.

Name District Angie Krebs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandria Adam Broden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bagley Darin Halverson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bagley Lori Molus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becker Mark Hedstrom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Lake Amber Sixberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Lake Robert Klug, Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blackduck Donna Stroeing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blackduck Robert Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braham Area Erin Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breckenridge Janelle Collier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooklyn Center Jeff Palm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooklyn Center Laurie Raymond . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Jim Schmid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Renae Meyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Butterfield-Odin Heidi Sprandel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cambridge-Isanti Darcy Winsor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cambridge-Isanti Sherry Palmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cass Lake-Bena Terri Vail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cass Lake-Bena Leanne Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chisholm Maria Lowe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Vernon Powlish. . . . . . . . . Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley John Larkin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia Heights Lori Meyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia Heights Frank Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crookston Barb Gunderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer River Randy Durick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delano Linda Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dover-Eyota Peter Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central Schools Judy Loken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central Schools Karla Bratrud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eden Prairie David Espe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eden Prairie Robert Flaschenriem. . . . . . . . . . . . Eden Valley-Watkins

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Dan Brookens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairmont Area Ben Hawkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Rapids Pat Medure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Rapids Susan Zeige . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Rapids Robert Clover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hibbing Dwaine Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hinckley-Finlayson Jamie Wiech. . . . . . . . . Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Joshua Gehlen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hutchinson Deb Penwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hutchinson Gordy Dault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . International Falls Sandy Burke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Lauren Pedersen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Brandon Madery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kasson-Mantorville Missy Swarts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kasson-Mantorville Troy Asher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingsland Gwen Howard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingsland Bob Erickson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakeville Area Christine Troendle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lanesboro Sally Raddatz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laporte Amy Hardel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sueur-Henderson Nikki Kiemele. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Sueur-Henderson Marcia Provencher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Litchfield Chris Loppnow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mabel-Canton Joe Sohre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maple River Curt Kovash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marshall Bryan Rensenbrink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milaca Jeff Holtberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minnewaska Patricia Hoffman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Ulm Darin Elliott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicollet Jill Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicollet Phillip Wills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicollet Linda Heidelberger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Branch Area Tim MacMillan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Branch Area Amy Coborn . . . . . North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Becky Neve. . . . . . North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Michelle Yener. . . . North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Michael Doro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Jacki Girtz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Osseo Area Eric Schuster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Owatonna Ronald Van Nurden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Owatonna Glenn Cornish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parkers Prairie Sheryl Myers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parkers Prairie Mary Peterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parkers Prairie Alicia Ascheman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine City Wally Connaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine City Chuck Nagle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton James Hanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proctor Sara Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randolph Deborah Seelinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rochester Julia Workman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rochester Stephanie Jaster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Grove Al Dahlgren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Cloud Dennis Whipple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Cloud Amy Burback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stillwater Area Misty Hempel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thief River Falls Sonya Pineo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia Holly Diepenbrock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wabasha-Kellogg Virginia Dahlstrom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wadena-Deer Creek Kent Schmidt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wadena-Deer Creek Eric Berglund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Krissy Potucek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Sally Roller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Wendy Atherton . . . . . . . Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Joanne Mansur. West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Jay Kohner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winona Tina Lehnertz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winona Jeanne Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winona

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MSBA’s Vendor Directory helps connect school districts with the products and services they need. The directory is always at your fingertips. You’ll find it printed in the back of every Journal magazine as well as on the MSBA Website at www.mnmsba.org. Most listings in the Web version of this directory include a link so you can head instantly to a Website or e-mail address. The directory includes everything you need to know to contact a company quickly—phone numbers, fax numbers and addresses— in an easy-to-read format. If you have a service or product you would like included in this directory, please contact Sue Munsterman at 507-934-2450 or smunsterman@mnmsba.org. Architects/Engineers/Facility Planners Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc. (Paul Youngquist) 7601 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. #200 St. Louis Park, MN 55426 952-544-8941, Fax 952-544-0585 www.aryarch.com pyoungquist@aryarch.com ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers (Paul Erickson) 8501 Golden Valley Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55427 763-545-3731, Fax 763-525-3289 www.atsr.com perickson@atsr.com Clark Engineering Corporation (Douglas Fell) 621 Lilac Drive North Minneapolis, MN 55422 763-545-9196, Fax 763-541-0056 www.clark-eng.com dfell@clark-eng.com Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. (Gary Prest) 201 Main Street SE Suite 325 Minneapolis, MN 55414 612-379-3400, Fax 612-379-4400 www.cuningham.com gprest@cuningham.com DLR Group (Christopher Gibbs) 520 Nicollet Mall, Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-977-3500, Fax 612-977-3600 www.dlrgroup.com cgibbs@dlrgroup.com GLTArchitects (Evan Larson) 808 Courthouse Square St. Cloud, MN 56303 320-252-3740, Fax 320-255-0683 www.gltarchitects.com elarson@gltarchitects.com Hallberg Engineering, Inc. (Richard Lucio) 1750 Commerce Court White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-748-1100, Fax 651-748-9370 www.hallbergengineering.com rlucio@hallbergengineering.com

ICS Consulting, Inc. (Pat Overom) 5354 Edgewood Drive Mounds View, MN 55112 763-354-2670, Fax 763-780-2866 www.ics-consult.com pato@ics-consult.com

Widseth Smith Nolting (Kevin Donnay) 7804 Industrial Park Road Baxter, MN 56425 218-316-3618, Fax 218-829-2517 www.widsethsmithnolting.com kevin.donnay@wsn.us.com

Kodet Architectural Group, Ltd. (Edward Kodet) 15 Groveland Terrace Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-377-2737, Fax 612-377-1331 www.kodet.com arch@kodet.com

Wold Architects and Engineers (Vaughn Dierks) 305 St. Peter Street St. Paul, MN 55102 651-227-7773, Fax 651-223-5646 www.woldae.com mail@woldae.com

MSBA Playground Compliance Program (in partnership with National Playground Compliance Group, LLC) (Tim Mahoney) PO Box 506 Carlisle, IA 50047 866-345-6774, Fax 515-989-0344 www.nssi-usa.com tim@playgroundcompliance.com

Athletic Sports Floors/Surfacing Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Jordan Fisher) 1192 235th Street Boone, IA 50036 515-432-3191, Fax 515-432-3193 www.fishertracks.com jfisher@fishertracks.com

Nexus Solutions (Mike David) 11188 Zealand Avenue North Champlin, MN 55316 612-747-1003, Fax 763-201-8410 www.nexussolutions.com mdavid@nexussolutions.com Paulsen Architects now part of I&S Group (Bryan Paulsen) 115 East Hickory Street, Suite 300 Mankato, MN 56001 507-387-6651, Fax 507-387-3581 www.is-grp.com bryan.paulsen@is-grp.com TSP Architects and Engineers (Troy Miller) 18707 Old Excelsior Blvd. Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-474-3291, Fax 952-474-3928 www.teamtsp.com millertw@teamtsp.com Wendel (Jim Wilson) 111 Washington Avenue North; Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-332-1401, Fax 612-332-1405 www.wendelcompanies.com jwilson@wendelcompanies.com

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MSBA Playground Compliance Program (in partnership with National Playground Compliance Group, LLC) (Tim Mahoney) PO Box 506 Carlisle, IA 50047 866-345-6774, Fax 515-989-0344 www.nssi-usa.com tim@playgroundcompliance.com Attorneys Booth & Lavorato LLC (Laura Tubbs Booth) 10520 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 200 Minnetonka, MN 55305 763-253-4155, Fax 763-253-4160 www.boothlavoratolaw.com ltbooth@boothlavoratolaw.com Kennedy & Graven, Chartered (Neil Simmons) 470 U.S. Bank Plaza, 200 S. 6th St. Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-337-9300, Fax 612-337-9310 www.kennedy-graven.com contactus@kennedy-graven.com Knutson, Flynn & Deans (Thomas S. Deans) 1155 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 10 Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-222-2811, Fax 651-225-0600 www.kfdmn.com tdeans@kfdmn.com

Pemberton Law (Mike Rengel) 110 N. Mill Street Fergus Falls, MN 56537 218-736-5493, Fax 218-736-3950 www.pemlaw.com m.rengel@pemlaw.com Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. (Joseph J. Langel) 730 2nd Ave S., Ste. 300 Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-339-0060, Fax 612-339-0038 www.ratwiklaw.com postmaster@ratwiklaw.com Construction Management & Consulting Services ICS Consulting, Inc. (Pat Overom) 5354 Edgewood Drive Mounds View, MN 55112 763-354-2670, Fax 763-780-2866 www.ics-consult.com pato@ics-consult.com Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (John Huenink) 8625 Rendova Street NE Circle Pines, MN 55014 763-792-3616, Fax 763-786-2650 www.krausanderson.com john.huenink@krausanderson.com Metz Construction Management & Consulting, Inc. (Deb Metz) 20759 Eastway Road Richmond, MN 56368 612-236-8665 www.metzmanagement.com deb@metzmanagement.com MSBA Playground Compliance Program (in partnership with National Playground Compliance Group, LLC) (Tim Mahoney) PO Box 506 Carlisle, IA 50047 866-345-6774, Fax 515-989-0344 www.nssi-usa.com tim@playgroundcompliance.com Educational Programs/Services Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind (Brad Harper) 615 Olof Hanson Drive Faribault, MN 55021 507-384-6602, Fax 507-332-5528 www.msa.state.mn.us brad.harper@msa.state.mn.us

The Minnesota Service Cooperatives (Jeremy Kovash) 1001 East Mount Faith Avenue Fergus Falls, MN 56537 218-739-3273, Fax 218-739-2459 www.lcsc.org jkovash@lcsc.org Electrical Engineers/AV Systems Widseth Smith Nolting (Kevin Donnay) 7804 Industrial Park Road Baxter, MN 56425 218-316-3618, Fax 218-829-2517 www.widsethsmithnolting.com kevin.donnay@wsn.us.com Energy Solutions Johnson Controls, Inc. (Lyle C. Schumann) 2605 Fernbrook Lane N. Plymouth, MN 55447 763-585-5148, Fax 763-566-2208 www.johnsoncontrols.com lyle.c.schumann@jci.com Financial Management Ehlers (Joel Sutter) 3060 Centre Pointe Drive Roseville, MN 55113 651-697-8514, Fax 651-697-8555 www.ehlers-inc.com jsutter@ehlers-inc.com Eide Bailly LLP (Ross Manson) Fargo, ND; Minneapolis, Mankato, MN 855-220-8634, Fax 507-386-6268 www.eidebailly.com nationaltaxoffice@eidebailly.com MSBA-Sponsored Administration and Compliance Service (A&C Service) Administration and Compliance Service (Paige McNeal, Educators Benefit Consultants, LLC) 888-507-6053 or 763-552-6053 Fax 763-552-6055 www.ebcsolutions.com paige@ebcsolutions.com MSBA-Sponsored MNTAAB (Minnesota Tax and Aid Anticipation Borrowing)Program MNTAAB (Patty Heminover, Springsted, Inc.) 800-236-3033 or 651-223-3058 Fax 651-268-5058 www.springsted.com pheminover@springsted.com

MSBA-Sponsored P-Card (Procurement Card) Program P-Card Program 800-891-7910 or 314-878-5000 Fax 314-878-5333 www.powercardpfm.com MSBA-Sponsored SchoolFinances.com SchoolFinances.com (Jim Sheehan, Ann Thomas) Sheehan: 952-435-0990 Thomas: 952-435-0955 www.schoolfinances.com jim@schoolfinances.com ann@schoolfinances.com MSBA-Sponsored PaySchools-Data Business Systems (Andy Eckles) 17011 Lincoln Ave Parker, CO 80134 303-779-6573; 855-210-8232 X 130 Fax 720-208-9852 www.payschools.com www.databusys.com andy.eckles@databusys.com PFM Asset Management, LLC MSDLAF+ (Donn Hanson) 45 South 7th Street, Suite 2800 Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-371-3720, Fax 612-338-7264 www.msdlaf.org hansond@pfm.com Fire & Security Arvig 888-992-7844 www.arvig.com answers@arvig.com Fitness Equipment 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment (Shon Hartman) 7585 Equitable Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-240-4512, Fax 952-544-5053 www.2ndwindexercise.com shartman@2ndwindexercise.com Floor Coverings Hiller Commercial Floors (Dave Bahr) 2909 S. Broadway Rochester, MN 55904 507-254-6858 or 888-724-1766 Fax 507-288-8877 www.hillercarpet.com dbahr@hillercarpet.com Food Service Products & Services Taher, Inc. (Erin Hove) 5570 Smetana Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343 952-345-2891, Fax 952-945-0444 www.taher.com e.hove@taher.com

Health Insurance PreferredOne (Mike Thielen) 6105 Golden Hills Drive Golden Valley, MN 55416 763-847-3549, Fax 763-847-4010 www.PreferredOne.com mike.thielen@preferredone.com Indoor Air Quality Minnesota Department of Health Indoor Air Unit (John Olson) P.O. Box 64975 St. Paul, MN 55164-0975 651-201-4614, Fax 651- 201-4606 www.health.state.mn.us/schoolenvironments john.d.olson@state.mn.us Insurance Bullis Insurance Agency - Assured Risk Protection (Marc Bullis) 407 East Lake Street #201 Wayzata, MN 55391 (952) 449-0089 mbullis@bullisagency.com Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust (MSBAIT) (Denise Drill, Gary Lee, John Sylvester, Amy Fullenkamp-Taylor) 1900 West Jefferson Avenue St. Peter, MN 56082-3015 800-324-4459, Fax 507-931-1515 www.msbait.org ddrill@mnmsba.org glee@mnmsba.org jsylvester@mnmsba.org ataylor@mnmsba.org Playgrounds MSBA Playground Compliance Program (in partnership with National Playground Compliance Group, LLC) (Tim Mahoney) PO Box 506 Carlisle, IA 50047 866-345-6774, Fax 515-989-0344 www.nssi-usa.com tim@playgroundcompliance.com Roofing Four Seasons Energy Efficient Roofing, Inc. (Darrell Schaapveld) 1410 Quant Ave. N. Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 651-433-2443, Fax 651-433-2834 www.fseer.com darrell@fseer.com Security/Communication Systems Arvig 888-992-7844 www.arvig.com answers@arvig.com

Software Systems PaySchools-Data Business Systems (Andy Eckles) 17011 Lincoln Ave Parker, CO 80134 303-779-6573; 855-210-8232 X 130 Fax 720-208-9852 www.payschools.com www.databusys.com andy.eckles@databusys.com Technology PaySchools-Data Business Systems (Andy Eckles) 17011 Lincoln Ave Parker, CO 80134 303-779-6573; 855-210-8232 X 130 Fax 720-208-9852 www.payschools.com www.databusys.com andy.eckles@databusys.com Transportation American Bus Sales, LLC (Eric Edwards) 12802 N. 103rd E. Ave. Collinsville, OK 74021 866-574-9970, Fax 918-205-5009 www.americanbussales.net eedwards@americanbussales.net Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. (Jason Anderson) 116 E. Oakwood Dr., PO Box 249 Monticello, MN 55362 800-866-3105, Fax 763-295-4992 www.hoglundbus.com salesmanager@hoglundbus.com Minnesota School Bus Operators Association (Shelly Jonas) 10606 Hemlock St. NW Annandale, MN 55302 320-274-8313, Fax 320-274-8027 www.msboa.com shellyj@msboa.com North Central Bus & Equipment (Sandy Kiehm) 2629 Clearwater Road St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-257-1209, Fax 320-252-3561 www.northcentralinc.com sandyk@northcentralinc.com Telin Transportation Group (Jamie Romfo) 14990 Industry Ave Becker, MN 55308 866-287-7278 or 763-262-3328, Fax 763-262-3332 www.telingroup.com jromfo@telingroup.com Wireless Communications Arvig 888-992-7844 www.arvig.com answers@arvig.com January/February 2014     49

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ATS&R............................................................................ Page 41

Taher, Inc....................................................................... Page 18

Booth & Lavorato LLC.................................................... Page 9

Telin Transportation Group LLC.................................. Page 5

Bullis Insurance Agency LLC....................................... Page 19

The Minnesota Service Cooperatives........................... Page 44

Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A. . ...................... Page 32

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Knutson, Flynn & Deans, P.A....................................... Page 41 Kodet Architectural Group, LTD. . ............................. Page 22 Kraus-Anderson Construction Company..................... Page 31 Metz Construction Management & Consulting, Inc. .... Page 47 Minnesota Department of Health - Indoor Air Unit...... Page 23 Minnetonka Public Schools............................................ Page 7 MLA Architects.............................................................. Page 27 MSBA Insurance Trust.................................................. Page 44 Nexus Solutions............................................................. Page 40 North Central Bus & Equipment................................. Page 16 Paulsen Architects - now part of I&S Group............... Page 14 PFM Asset Management, LLC-MSDLAF+.......Inside Front Cover 50     MSBA Journal/Leadership Conference Program

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